July 13, 2018
As construction continues on the replacement of the bridge carrying Philmont Avenue (Route 2013) over Huntingdon Valley Creek in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, PennDOT and local police remind drivers that the bridge is currently open only to eastbound traffic in one direction through the work zone. Westbound Philmont Avenue traffic is being detoured around the bridge along Byberry Road (Route 2009) and Route 232 (Huntingdon Pike). Eastbound traffic is being directed to proceed one-way through the work zone.
PennDOT, Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP
) and local police urge motorists driving westbound on Philmont to follow the posted detour, unless visiting local businesses. For the safety of the construction workers and traveling public, additional traffic measures have been added to the project area – including road traffic signage, electronic message boards and
flaggers – to prevent motorists from traveling westbound over the bridge. PennDOT and PWKP
are working with local law enforcement officials to determine if additional traffic safety measures need to be implemented to further safeguard the traveling public and construction workers in the project area.
Additionally, PennDOT reminds all motorists that they are required to travel with their headlights on in all posted work zones, and failure to obey official traffic control devices could result in fines in the amount of $150. Additional information on work zone safety is available on PennDOT’s website at http://www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Safety/TrafficSafetyAndDriverTopics/WorkZone/Pages/default.aspx.
Built in 1929, the existing two-span concrete, slab bridge will be replaced with a single-span, integral abutment bridge. Replacement work is being performed by Allan Myers of Worcester, PA.