SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP —
PennDOT said Wednesday it will start construction to replace two aging Springfield Township bridges.
Bridges to be replaced are the bridge on Leesburg Station Road (Route 2002) over Hunters Run and the bridge on Milburn Road (Route 2004) over Mill Run.
The existing 39-foot-long bridge on Leesburg Station Road is located between the intersections with Route 208 and Falls Road and was built in 1954. It is structurally deficient and is used by about 934 vehicles a day.
The existing 49-foot-long bridge on Milburn Road is located just west of the intersection with Smith Road. It was built in 1904 and reconstructed in 1985. It is functionally obsolete and is used by about 208 vehicles a day.
Shingledecker’s Welding Inc., Franklin, is the contractor for both projects with a cost of $680,632. The Millburn Road bridge will be paid entirely with federal funds. The Leesburg Station Road will be paid using 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
The bridge on Leesburg Station Road is expected to be closed on April 14, weather permitting. A detour will be posted using Route 208 and Route 19.
The bridge on Milburn Road is expected to be closed in June. A detour is to be posted during construction using Smith Road and Route 19.
Both bridges are scheduled to be completed in July.