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Expect Road Work, Delays on Route 378

PennDOT says the work is related to two bridge replacement projects in Upper Saucon Township.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Wednesday that work will begin Monday, Nov. 19 to repair two bridges built in 1935 on Route 378 between Center Valley Parkway and Spring Valley Road in Upper Saucon Township.

The work is part of a project that's expected to be completed in January 2013.

"The contractor will repair the abutments, pier, parapets and wing-walls on the PA 378 Bridge over Saucon Creek," PennDOT's Engineering District 5 said in a press release. "They will also repair the parapets and wing-walls on the PA 378 Bridge over a tributary to Saucon Creek."

Additional work will include tree trimming and debris removal from near the bridges. 

"While there will be no long-term lane closures, starting Monday and lasting through the end of the project both bridges will be restricted to a narrowed ten foot wide travel lane in each direction," PennDOT said. "Also, for the first few days of the project motorists can expect lane restrictions with flagging as concrete barriers are set in place."

Drivers are advised to use caution as they travel through the work zone.

PennDOT said the section of Route 378 that will be affected has an average daily traffic volume of 13,570 vehicles.

Road-Con Inc. of West Chester is the general contractor for the $374,548 project.

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