PennDOT has announced that Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) will close for bridge construction between Willow Grove Avenue and Mount Carmel Avenue in Cheltenham and Abington township from Friday, February 19th at noon through Monday, February 22nd at 5:00 a.m. The work will rehabilitate the structure that carries Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) over SEPTA’s Regional Rail Line.
During the 24/7 closure, Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) motorists will be detoured over Mount Carmel Avenue and Easton Road.
Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
This $3,158,574 bridge improvement project was driven by the need to address the bridge deck and superstructure which are both rated in serious condition due to deterioration and severe cracking observed during a recent bridge inspection. The structure, originally built in 1959, has a posted weight limit of 12 tons.
The project consists of removing and replacing the existing bridge superstructure, including concrete railroad protective barriers, parapets, and sidewalks. The contractor will also repair the existing abutments and footings, as well as install new approach guide rail, and concrete bridge approach slabs. The approach roadway will be resurfaced approximately 75-feet at each bridge end.