Allentown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5 has announced that Shelbourne Road is open in Exeter Township, Berks County. It had been closed since June 18 to allow workers to replace a bridge over a branch of Antietam Creek.
During the Shelbourne Road closure traffic was detoured on Shelbourne Road, Gibraltar Road and US 422.
Work on the project included replacing the existing single span bridge with a precast concrete box culvert, roadway approach work, drainage work, sanitary sewer line relocation and guide rail replacement.
Grace Industries, Inc. of Bath, Pa., was the general contractor on the $516,642 project that was originally expected to be complete in September.
The old Shelbourne Road Bridge was constructed in 1926 and reconstructed in 1956. It was 15 feet long, and 27 feet wide. The new culvert is 38 feet long and 12 feet wide. This section of Shelbourne Road has an average daily traffic volume of 3,589 vehicles.
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