June 01, 2018
The start of a construction project to replace the Wynnewood Road (Route 3044) bridge, spanning the East Branch of Indian Creek in Narberth Borough and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, has been rescheduled to begin the week of June 11. It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of June 4, as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
The bridge replacement project is now scheduled to begin during the week of June 11. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) and U.S. 1 (City Avenue). Residents on Woodside Avenue in Narberth Borough will be detoured around the bridge along Maple Avenue and Chestnut Avenue. Residents of Parkview Drive in Lower Merion will follow a detour along Clover Hill Road and Williams Road. The new bridge is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2018.
The Wynnewood Road bridge averages over 9,300 daily vehicles. Built in 1934, the single-span concrete, solid slab bridge will be replaced with a new single-span culvert. Replacement work will be performed by Allan Myers of Worcester, PA.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-218 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.