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Berks County: PA 724 Bridge over Seidel Creek Closed in Robeson Township

Aug 31, 2018 • by PennDOT
PA Department of Transportation

County:  Berks

Municipality:  Robeson Township

Road name:  PA 724/Main Street

Between:  Gibraltar Road and Boonetown Road

Type of restriction:  24 Hours

Restriction:  PA 724/Main Street is closed until further notice.  A recent inspection of the PA 724/Main Street Bridge over Seidel Creek showed undermining of the bridge abutments. The undermining is likely a result of the recent heavy rains that produced regional flooding. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and use caution driving through the area.

Emergency work is expected to begin within the next two weeks to make the necessary repairs to the bridge. In the meantime, traffic is being detoured on Gibraltar Road, US 422 and PA 345/Center Road/Furnace Street.  

The PA 724/Main Street Bridge over Seidel Creek is a reinforced concrete slab bridge that was built in 1966. The Bridge is 18 feet long, 45.5 feet wide, and has an average daily traffic volume of 8,153 vehicles.  

Motorists can check 511PA before we they travel for the latest conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511pa.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAllentown, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

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