PennDOT has announced that Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) is scheduled to close between Willow Grove Avenue and Mount Carmel Avenue in Cheltenham and Abington townships from Friday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. to Monday, June 28th at 5:00 a.m. for bridge rehabilitation. The project will rehabilitate the structure that carries Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) over SEPTA’s Regional Rail Line.
During the weekend closure, Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) motorists will be directed to use 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 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 guiderail, and concrete bridge approach slabs. The approach roadway will be resurfaced approximately 75-feet at each bridge end.