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Bridge Construction Continues Next Week on Girard Avenue (U.S. 30), Near Philadelphia Zoo


King of Prussia, PAThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that bridge construction will continue next week on Girard Avenue (U.S. 30) near the Philadelphia Zoo under a project to replace the structure that carries four lanes of traffic and the SEPTA Route 15 trolley over CSX railroad tracks in the Parkside neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays are expected. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The scope of work on this project includes replacement of the bridge superstructure, rehabilitation of the stone support abutments and construction of a dedicated right turn lane on the eastbound Interstate 76 ramp to Girard Avenue (U.S. 30). The SEPTA trolley tracks will also be replaced across the bridge.

Neshaminy Constructors Inc. is the general contractor on the $4.29 million project, which is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds. The entire project is expected to finish late this year.

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For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

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