Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The original completion date has been delayed for more than a year.
Construction and repairs of the Gradyville Road bridge in Newtown Square, which were expected to be finished in a year or less, have been delayed. Construction should now be completed and the bridge reopened by mid-February, 2014, according to the Newtown Township website. Previously, township officials had stated an anticipation date and a "best-case scenario" date of approximately one year from the announcement of when the bridge was deemed dangerous and closed to the public. Last summer, township officials anticipated the repairs would be completed and the bridge reopened by February 2013. The new timeline has the project going to bid by late June 2013 and a "Notice to Proceed," which would start the construction process by September …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has delayed the reopening of St. David's Road bridge in Newtown Square.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–It's already been nearly four months since construction to rehabilitate St. David's Road bridge began. An earlier predicted timeline had the bridge set to reopen in November but after Hurricane Sandy, the bridge may reopen at a later date. According to Brad Rudolph, a safety press officer for the Pennyslvania Department of Transportation, told Marple Newtown Patch that necessary precautions were taken before Sandy's arrival. "Before the storm hit, crews took the necessary precautions by removing scaffolding and other equipment at the construction site," said Rudolph. Post Sandy, no damages were sustained from the storm and work will resume as soon as possible on the bridge, according to Rudolph. Rudolph said the opening of …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Newtown officials announced the construction completion of the bridge may be more likely in May.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The last of the two properties that need construction easements during construction of the Gradyville Road bridge project has officially signed their agreement for execution, announced Newtown Township Engineer Eileen Nelson at a supervisors meeting on Sept. 10. The one property had signed their agreement by last month's meeting. The easements will be for the duration of the project only. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the acceptance of the temporary construction easement at Monday night's supervisors meeting. Next Steps According to Nelson, she had reviewed and ranked the construction consultant inspection services submittals. Nelson stated the top three ranked firms have been confirmed: Traffic Planning & …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A temporary construction easement was approved by the Board of Supervisors for the construction of the Gradyville Road bridge in Newtown Square.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–One of the two properties that would need construction easements during the construction of the Gradyville Road bridge project have signed their agreement for execution, announced Newtown Township Engineer Eileen Nelson at a supervisors meeting on Aug. 13. "It's my understanding the other property owner's attorney is reviewing requests made to some revisions of the agreement prior to signing. We expect to have the signed agreement before the next supervisors meeting," said Nelson. According to Supervisors Chairman Joe Catania, the easements will be for the duration of the project only. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the acceptance of the temporary construction easement at last Monday's supervisors meeting. …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Newtown Township officials updated the public on the status of both bridge projects in town at a supervisors meeting on July 16.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Newtown Township officials provided the public with an update on the two current bridge projects at a Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday night. Gradyville Rd. Bridge Update According to Townshp Engineer Eileen Nelson, the Plans, Specifications and Estimates package was sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on June 22. The package will then yield to the contractor by October 1st and a completion date has been scheduled for the Gradyville Rd. bridge for February 2013. Previously, township officials had stated an anticipation date of approximately one year from the announcement of when the bridge was deemed dangerous and closed to the public. "They have prepared an estimate probable for inspection …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Construction on St. David's bridge in Newtown Township begins Monday, July 16, and will be closed to traffic until November this year.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Construction begins on Monday, July 16, to rehabilitate St. David's Road bridge. In a previous press release sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the rehabilitation project of the 202-year-old bridge was scheduled to reopen in November 2013. However, according to Gene Blaum assistant press secretary of PennDOT, the year was mistakenly written as 2013 and not 2012. During the four-month period of construction, PennDOT will restore the structurally deficient bridge by rebuilding its deteriorated bridge walls; reinforcing the deck; reinforcing the foundation underneath the support abutments; performing masonry repairs and installing new guide rail. According to PennDOT, "When construction is …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced construction will begin on July 16 to rehabilitate the structurally deficient St. David's Road bridge in Newtown Square.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced on Monday that construction will start Monday, July 16, on the $454,000 project to rehabilitate the structurally deficient stone arch bridge carrying St. David’s Road over Darby Creek in Newtown Township. The bridge is scheduled to reopen in November 2013. In February of this year, PennDOT came before the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors with their plan to rebuild the bridge from the existing architectural details and dimensions of the bridge. In the next 17 months, PennDOT will restore the structurally deficient bridge by rebuilding its deteriorated bridge walls; reinforcing the deck; reinforcing the foundation underneath the support abutments; …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Completion is expected by the end of summer.
SPRINGFIELD–No one likes sitting in traffic but sometimes you can't go over it, can't go under it, can't get around it. PennDOT's roadwork to renovate the bridge located on State Road (Route 1) at Rolling Road started May 21 and continues to cause delays on a major thoroughfare to Philadelphia. As far as an alternate route, Media Patch editor Courtney Elko suggests, "If you're going from Springfield to Havertown, you could take Township Line/Rt. 1 to Springfield/Sproul Road to Reed to Glendale Road." Do you know another way to get around the roadwork? Project completion is expected by the end of the summer. To verify road conditions, PennDOT suggest you log on to www.511pa.com, call 511 or go to www.twitter.com/511paphilly.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Representatives from PennDOT presented the proposed bridge rehabilitation project and detour plan to the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors on Feb. 27.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is looking to rehabilitate the old 24-feet-long and 25-feet-wide St. David's Road bridge in Newtown Township. Representatives from PennDOT came before the Board of Supervisors on Monday evening to present the bridge's rehabilitation plan and detour plan. What The Project Entails Paul Schultes, of engineering firm AECOM in Philadelphia, a project consultant on the bridge rehabilitation shared some of the main goals of the project which is to improve and preserve the bridge that was built in 1810. "This is going to be a bridge rehabilitation project," explained Schultes. "We will be making significant improvements to the bridge so that the life will extend for many, many …