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Boot Road East Opens, Construction Continues on Bridge Replacement Project in East Caln Township


King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that eastbound Boot Road opened between Quarry Road and Southwind Lane as construction continues on a $13.3 million project to replace the Boot Road bridge over Amtrak in East Caln Township, Chester County, to ensure a safe and efficient crossing for motorists.

Beginning Monday, November 27, 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 may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The roadway will remain open in both directions for approximately three months. Periodic lane closures with flagging will take place as work progresses. When stage two construction begins, eastbound Boot Road will be closed and detoured again for approximately 14 months.

The Boot Road bridge over Amtrak is currently listed at a 23-ton weight limit and carries approximately 11,954 vehicles per day.

Under this contract, PennDOT's contractor will remove and replace the 59-year-old, 193-foot three-span Boot Road bridge with a 105-foot single-span structure. The bridge width will remain the same at 38 feet and improvements will take place on the approach roads to the bridge. Construction also includes resurfacing, stormwater management, and guiderail installation.

In addition, the roadway profile will be raised slightly to provide additional clearance to Amtrak's facilities. The catenary system used to supply electricity to the railway system, which is currently attached to the bridge, will be re-profiled under the bridge.

To enhance traffic flow and safety, additional construction includes improvements at the adjacent Boot Road and Quarry Road Intersection. Work includes widening the roadway to incorporate left-turn lanes on three legs of the intersection, installing modernized traffic signals, and drainage improvements.

H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on this project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

For more information and resources, visit the Boot Road over Amtrak Bridge Replacement project webpage.

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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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Contact: Robyn Briggs,

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