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Blueball Avenue over I-95 to Close for Several Weeks for Bridge Repair in Upper Chichester, Lower Chichester Townships

Blueball Avenue over I-95 to Close for Several Weeks for Bridge Repair in Upper Chichester, Lower Chichester Townships

Posted on May 26, 2021

The bridge carrying Blueball Avenue over Interstate 95 in Upper Chichester and Lower Chichester townships, Delaware County, will be closed and detoured beginning Wednesday, June 16, for superstructure repairs, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The Blueball Avenue closure will be in place 24/7 between Meetinghouse Road and Ridge Road through early September.

Blueball Avenue motorists will be directed to use Chichester Avenue, Meetinghouse Road, Route 452 (Market Street) and Ridge Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area.

The superstructure repair is part of a PennDOT project to perform high-priority repairs on 13 structures on I-95, Interstate 295 and Interstate 476 in Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties.  Repairs include replacing rocker bearings, frozen sliding plate bearings and deck expansion joints; cleaning and painting steel beams; repairing substructure concrete; and reconstructing bearing pedestals. The project also includes the replacement of 24 high mast light poles along the I-95 corridor in Philadelphia and Delaware counties.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signing, and relevant training.

Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $33.9 million project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Construction on this project is expected to finish in late 2023.

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For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit www.penndot.gov/District6TrafficBulletin.

Information about infrastructure in District 6 including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.gov/D6Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov

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