The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 announced that North Main Street is open in Amity Township.

North Main Street had been closed since Aug. 8 to rehabilitate the bridge over Monocacy Creek.

During the bridge rehabilitation, North Main Street was closed and detoured between Monocacy Creek Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. The posted detour utilized Monocacy Creek Road, Route 422, River Bridge Road, Route 724, Route 345 and Limekiln Road.

Work on this bridge included the rehabilitation of the masonry stone wall, drainage improvements and miscellaneous repairs.

This work was part of an ongoing Reading Area Transportation Study Bridge Preservation and Repair Project to rehabilitate or repair 15 structures in Berks County.

J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen, PA. is the general contractor on the $6,827,834 contract, with work on all 15 bridges expected to be complete by July 2019.

The North Main Bridge is a steel stringer bridge originally constructed in 1932. It is 61 feet long, and 23 feet wide. This section of North Main Street has an average daily traffic volume of 5,368 vehicles.


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