Orange Street between Rose Tree Road and Highland Avenue in Upper Providence Township was reopened Tuesday afternoon after repairs were completed, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.
The road was closed on Jan. 6 for repairs needed to the bridge over U.S. Route 1 (Media Bypass).
PennDOT’s contractor replaced deteriorated expansion joints on the 54-year-old bridge, which is 113 feet long and 42 feet wide, to keep it in serviceable condition for at least the next 15 years, according to PennDOT.
The concrete box beam structure carries 4,200 vehicles a day, according to PennDOT.
The Orange Street bridge improvement is part of PennDOT’s $2,485,492 project to improve structurally deficient bridges in the Philadelphia region.
James J. Anderson Construction Company Inc. was the general contractor on the project that was financed with 100 percent state funds.