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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

April 2, 2014

Main Street Bridge Paving to Slow Travel at Night in Norristown

King of Prussia – Motorists traveling on Main Street in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, will face overnight lane closures tonight and Thursday (April 2-3) for the resurfacing of the bridge over Stony Creek, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today.

The resurfacing of Main Street between Water and Pearl streets is the final operation to complete the rehabilitation of the historic stone arch bridge. This bridge rehabilitation project is part of PennDOT’s ongoing $20.8 million project to rebuild and improve Markley Street/U.S. 202 South between Elm Street and Johnson Highway.

During the milling and paving operation, Main Street will be restricted to a one lane between Markley and Pearl streets from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., with flaggers directing an alternating lane of eastbound or westbound traffic through the work zone.

In the event rain forces a postponement of the resurfacing work, paving will be rescheduled for the nights of April 4 and April 5.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or allow additional time for travel on Main Street during resurfacing activities.

PennDOT began construction in April 2013 to preserve the historic stone arch by rehabilitating and strengthening the bridge’s stone arch, rebuilding parapets, constructing new sidewalks and repaving the span.

The Main Street Bridge is owned by Montgomery County and maintained by Norristown Borough. The bridge, which was built in 1854, is 40 feet long and 83 feet wide.

J.D. Eckman of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $20,825,701 contract that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

For additional information on the Markley Street Improvement Project, visit www.us202-markleystreet.com.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.

Media contact: Gene Blaum, Assistant Press Secretary, 610-205-6800