DelDOT Traffic Alert: St. Georges Bridge to Close for 18 Months for Repairs
St. Georges -- The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District, announces a major repair project will commence on Tuesday (April 4th) at the St. Georges Bridge along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. During construction, the bridge will be closed to all traffic for approximately 18 months.
The $45.8 million contract, awarded to J.D. Eckman, Inc., involves demolishing and replacing the bridge decking, median barrier, drainage features; replacing bridge approaches and roadways; and repairing other bridge structural features. Work is funded by the federal government through Energy and Water appropriations.
St. Georges Bridge will close to all traffic starting on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. During construction, traffic will be detoured to the Roth Route 1 Bridge.
The purpose of the repairs is to improve the structural condition and traveling surface of the bridge. St. Georges Bridge is a tied arch structure that was constructed in 1941 and modified in 2010. The last major construction project on the bridge was lead paint abatement in 2000 - 2001.
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