West Chester, Pa (August 23, 2022) – Repairs are expected to begin this fall on four bridges in Chester County that were damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida last year, state Senator Carolyn Comitta said.
“The remnants of Hurricane Ida brought severe rainfall and flooding that took a significant toll on our local transportation infrastructure. We continue to work to repair and upgrade these structures to ensure that they are safe and reliable for residents and motorists,” Comitta said.
The work will occur on the following structures:
- Route 926 (Street Road) over a Branch of White Clay Creek in West Marlborough.
- Yellow Springs Road over a Branch of Pine Creek in West Pikeland.
- Pikeland Road over a Branch of Pickering Creek in Charlestown.
- Pennock Bridge Road over a Branch of White Clay Creek in New London Township.
According to PennDOT, the bridges suffered undermining or scour at their support abutments or piers from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in September 2021. They, along with two additional bridges in Bucks County, will be repaired under an $815,000 contract recently awarded to Loftus Construction, Inc.
“I want to thank our local partners for coming together in the wake of Ida to identify these important and extensive needs. I continue to work to advance projects that aim to make our infrastructure stronger and more resilient in the face of more frequent extreme weather events,” Comitta said.
Work on the bridges is expected to begin this fall and finish in the spring.