NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Roads and Bridges announced today that construction will begin on Monday, March 6, 2023 for a project to replace the Sterigere Street Bridge (Bridge 177). This project will improve mobility and safety on Sterigere Street between Stanbridge Street and Harding Boulevard in the Municipality of Norristown, Montgomery County.
Under this contract, Montgomery County’s construction contractor will remove and replace the entire existing bridge structure and approaches over Stony Creek to allow for corridor and waterway improvements. This will eliminate the current weight posting of the bridge and improve safety along the corridor and waterway.
Other safety features include:
- Constructing wider sidewalks along the upstream side of the roadway to improve pedestrian access;
- Re-aligning the vertical profile to improve sight distances and reduce rear-end type crashes;
- Installing upgraded signage, guiderails, and pavement markings.
Beginning, Monday, March 6, motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:
- Monday, March 6, 2023, through January of 2024, a road closure is scheduled on Sterigere Street between Stanbridge Street and Harding Boulevard for replacement of existing bridge.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because backups and delays may occur. A temporary Pedestrian Bridge will be erected to maintain the walkability of the area.
Due to the nature of construction and closure of the bridge, a detour has been established. Motorists will be directed to follow the posted detour route via Stanbridge Street, Marshall Street, Markley Street and Harding Boulevard.
The 100-year-old, 85-foot-long, 3 span concrete T-beam bridge carries approximately 17,500 vehicles per day. The new bridge will be a 2 span 110-foot-long, pre-stressed concrete bulb T- beam bridge to improve the structure strength and stream water volume.
H & K Group, Inc. in Skippack, PA is the general contractor on this $3.6 million project, which is financed with 100% state funds.
For a complete list of construction projects impacting Montgomery County-owned roads and bridges, visit this website.
Information about County owned Roads and Bridges, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.montcopa.org/RoadsandBridges.
About Montgomery County Roads and Bridges
The Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department maintains 131 bridges and over 75 miles of roadway throughout the county. Its goal is to provide a functional, passable, and well-maintained network of roads, along with a wide variety of bridges, suited to the needs of the traveling public.
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