Construction Continues on Boot Road Bridge Replacement Project in East Caln Township

King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction continues on a $13.3 million project to replace the Boot Road bridge over Amtrak in East Caln Township, Chester County, to ensure a safe and efficient crossing for travelers.
Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:
Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a lane closure with flagging will take place on Boot Road between Southwind Lane and Quarry Road/Valley Creek Road for bridge work.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will remove and replace the 59-year-old, 193-foot three-span Boot Road bridge with a 105-foot single-span structure. The bridge width will remain the same at 38 feet and improvements will take place on the approach roads to the bridge. Construction also includes resurfacing, stormwater management, and guiderail installation.
In addition, the roadway profile will be raised slightly to provide additional clearance to Amtrak’s facilities. The catenary system used to supply electricity to the railway system, which is currently attached to the bridge, will be re-profiled under the bridge.
To enhance traffic flow and safety, additional construction includes improvements at the adjacent Boot Road and Quarry Road Intersection. Work includes widening the roadway to incorporate left-turn lanes on three legs of the intersection, installing modernized traffic signals, and drainage improvements.
H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on this project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
For more information, please visit the Boot Road over Amtrak Bridge Replacement project webpage.