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State Road Bridge Construction Expected To Cause Major Delays

A PennDOT sign warns of traffic delays due to construction on the State Road Bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

A PennDOT sign warns of traffic delays due to construction on the State Road Bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

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By Jim Melwert

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (CBS) – PennDOT is warning of traffic headaches on the Route 1 State Road Bridge for the next three months.

The message boards are out along the side of the road, warning of major delays, encouraging the estimated 35,000 drivers who use the bridge daily to find an alternate route.

You may not even notice the bridge is there if you drive over it every day, but it runs under a very busy stretch of Route 1.

The bridge is located on Route 1, State Road over Darby Creek, right at the dividing line between Upper Darby and Springfield Townships in Delaware County.

While construction starts today, PennDOT says it will run through August. The crews are working to get the bridge off the structurally deficient list, repairing the bridge deck and painting beams.

During that time, there will be day-long lane closures. Starting today, Route 1 will be reduced to two southbound lanes and one northbound lane.

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