WEST CHESTER — Repairs to four bridges in Chester County that were damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida last year are expected to begin this fall, state Sen. Carolyn Comita said.
“The remnants of Hurricane Ida brought heavy rainfall and flooding that caused significant damage to our local transportation infrastructure. We continue to work to repair and modernize these structures to make them safe and secure for residents and motorists,” Comitto said.
The works will take place on the following structures:
• Route 926 (Street Road) above White Clay Creek Branch in West Marlborough.
• Yellow Springs Road above a branch of Pine Creek in West Pikeland.
• Pikeland Road above a branch of Pickering Creek in Charlestown.
• Pennock Bridge Road over a branch of White Clay Creek in New London.
According to PennDOT, the bridges were damaged by undermining or erosion of abutments or piers from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in September 2021. Those, along with two additional bridges in Bucks County, will be repaired under an $815,000 contract recently awarded to Loftus Construction. Inc.
“I want to thank our local partners for coming together after Ida to identify these important and broad needs. I continue to work to advance projects designed to make our infrastructure stronger and more resilient in the face of more frequent extreme weather events,” Comitto said.
Bridge construction will begin this fall and be completed in the spring.