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Construction to Begin on Philmont Avenue Bridge in Lower Moreland Township

See below for more information on the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project

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May 18, 2018

Construction on the bridge carrying Philmont Avenue (Route 2013) over Huntingdon Valley Creek, located between Red Lion Road and Pine Road in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, is scheduled to begin on June 1, as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from the list of structurally deficient bridges in Montgomery County. 

Construction is anticipated to start on June 1 and be complete in December. The new bridge will be built in two stages. During stage-one construction, westbound Philmont Avenue traffic will be detoured around the bridge along Byberry Road (Route 2009) and Route 232 (Huntingdon Pike). Eastbound traffic will be able to proceed one-way through the work zone.  

During stage two, eastbound traffic will follow a detour along Route 232 (Huntingdon Pike) and Byberry Road. Westbound traffic will be able to proceed one-way through the work zone. 

The Philmont Avenue bridge averages over 14,000 daily vehicles. Built in 1929, the existing two-span concrete, slab bridge will be replaced with a single-span, integral abutment bridge. Replacement work will be performed by Allan Myers of Worcester, PA.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-216 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. For more details about this specific bridge, please visit:

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