Through its Five Year Plan, Tredyffrin Township has identified the LeBoutillier Road Bridge as a candidate for rehabilitation or replacement due to its age, deterioration, load carrying capacity, and flooding issues. A study was performed to evaluate the existing bridge for the purpose of determining its actual load carrying capacity and to examine the feasibility of effectively extending the service life of the structure through rehabilitation, maintenance and repairs, thereby deferring the need for a complete bridge replacement. This study was conducted by McCormick Taylor, Inc dated January 18, 2012 and found that the existing structure was acceptable and that only rehabilitation of the structure was required.
The Township has been working with McCormick Taylor, Inc. on preparing the plans and specification for the rehabilitation of the bridge. The work consist of removing existing pavements and subbase from bridge deck and approaches, repair of existing reinforced concrete bridge deck surface and fascia beam encasement, cleaning and painting existing exposed steel flanges of superstructure, constructing new reinforced concrete curb and portion of reinforced concrete deck, resetting dislodged/missing stones and re-pointing mortar joints of substructure, installing new guide rail, repaving the approach roadways and bridge deck. The Township has obtained the necessary permits required for the construction.
In February of 2013, the Township selected Innovative Construction Services (Inncon) as the contractor for the project. During the construction project, LeBoutiilier Road will be closed as the bridge will be out for the repairs. The detour route is from Swedesford Road to North Valley Road to Yellow Springs Road to Mill Road. Required detour signs will be posted by the contractor.
Project construction activities will be occurring in the following areas. Please stay tuned for future project updates:
- LeBoutiiler Road Closed starting Monday, March 18th, 2013. Please follow posted detour route - (updated 3/7/2013)
- Anticipated road opening on or by June 12th, 2013. Please check back for more updates - (updated 6/7/2013)