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Posted on: August 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] PennDOT Bridge Project on Welsh Road (Rt. 63) to begin 7/6/17

PennDOT Bridge Project

Route 63-Welsh Road

Between Computer & Twining Roads

PennDOT will begin an improvement project on the bridge carrying Route 63 (Welsh Road) over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland townships, Montgomery County. The work schedule is:

• Thursday, July 6, through Thursday, July 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a weekday lane closure is scheduled on Route 63 (Welsh Road) between Twining Road and Computer Avenue, for traffic signal work related to bridge construction; and

• Thursday, July 13, through the end of construction in late September, a single lane closure is scheduled in both directions on Route 63 (Welsh Road) between Twining Road and Computer Avenue for bridge deck rehabilitation.

In addition to the lane closures, there will be a detour in effect beginning Thursday, July 13, through end of construction in late September, for westbound Route 63 (Welsh Road) motorists who want to make a left onto Twining Road. Those travelers will be directed to use Fitzwatertown Road and Susquehanna Road to access Twining Road.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The single-span prestressed box beam bridge was built in 1966. It is 82 feet long and 63 feet wide and carries about 24,749 vehicles a day.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 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.

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