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Pennsylvania State Senator Tim Kearney and Ridley Park Mayor Hank Eberle announced Oct. 15 that a breakthrough had been reached on upgrading the 68-year-old Sellers Avenue Bridge in Ridley Park, paving the way for construction to begin on the long-dormant project.

A PennDOT project to rehabilitate eight bridges over Interstate 95 and CSX Railroad in the city of Chester in Delaware County, Pa., is nearing completion. Work began in the fall of 2016 and is scheduled to be finished by late summer 2020. The full dollar amount is $30.3 million for construction, with 100 percent coming from the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Aug. 14 that construction would begin to replace the U.S. 30/West Girard Avenue bridge that carries four lanes of traffic and the SEPTA Route 15 trolley over CSX railroad tracks between 34th and 38th streets in the Parkside neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Construction began July 20 on a project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying 2nd Avenue over Mingo Creek in Upper Providence Township in Montgomery County, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). This structure is one of seven bridges under a new $5 million project to repair poor condition bridges in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties on the edges of Philadelphia.

There's not much about this summer that's normal, except for the heat. And the road construction. Construction projects of all stripes came to a halt in March when officials locked down much of Pennsylvania to combat COVID-19. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) projects got going again in phases, with all of them back in gear on May 1.

Construction began June 22 on a project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Friendship Church Road over Knight Run in West Fallowfield Township, Chester County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The Friendship Church Road Bridge is one of 11 structures in Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties that PennDOT is or has repaired under a $9.8 million project financed by Act 89, the state's transportation plan.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is preparing to start collecting wind speed data on the nearly mile-long Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Bridge, now under construction. Temporary wind monitors are being installed on the bridge that, at its peak, is approximately 180 ft.

It's a familiar story across the country as our aging infrastructure deteriorates under increasing traffic loads. In the Borough of Northumberland, the underlying structure of PA 147 and U.S.11 consisted of brick or cement concrete installed during the 1920s and 1940s, according to Maggie Baker, PennDOT spokesperson.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that its contractor will begin preparatory work on a project to repair and resurface a 3.31-mi. section of Route 74 from the intersection of Broadway Street and Route 24 through Red Lion and Dallastown boroughs to the intersection of South Queen Street and Locust Hill Road in York Township, York County.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction resumed May 5 on the project to rehabilitate eight bridges over Interstate 95 and CSX Railroad in the City of Chester, Delaware County. Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, special signage and relevant training.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is overseeing a nearly $90 million project that will rehabilitate the U.S. 1/Roosevelt Expressway viaduct in Philadelphia. The viaduct is located between the Broad Street and Wissahickon Avenue/Germantown Avenue exits in the Nicetown section of the city.