Construction Status: Spring 2016

Bridge Rehabilitation Starts

PennDOT has begun the rehabilitation and deck replacement of two deteriorated bridges carrying U.S. 202 over Amtrak rail lines just south of the U.S. 30 Interchange in East and West Whiteland townships, Chester County.

During preliminary stages of construction, crews will first reconstruct the northbound and southbound shoulders. When completed in late March, traffic will be shifted to the outside in two lanes in each direction, with one northbound and one southbound lane using the rebuilt shoulders.

Crossovers will then be built at the northern and southern limits of the work zone, which will run from south of the Route 401 interchange to north of the Boot Road Interchange. When crossover are in place in mid-May, construction barriers will be place on the southbound bridge to create a northbound express lane. One northbound express lane will then be shifted onto the southbound bridge. The other northbound lane will remain on the northbound side behind construction barrier while the opposite side of the bridge is rebuilt.

While the construction traffic pattern is in place, crews also will replace sections of damaged U.S. 202 pavement north of the bridges.

Construction also will take place on Dunwoody Drive below the bridge to build retaining walls to support the bridge's southern abutments. Work also may begin on repairs to the Morstein Road overpass, located south of the railroad bridges.