SEPTA Bridge Removal Closes Part of Route 1 in Delaware County This Weekend - NBC 10 Philadelphia

SEPTA Bridge Removal Closes Part of Route 1 in Delaware County This Weekend

A more than a half mile stretch of Baltimore Pike will be closed between Valley Road and Red Roof Drive in Middletown Township, Delaware County

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    Route 1 Closure in Delco This Weekend

    SEPTA is closing Baltimore Pike (U.S. Route 1) in Middletown Township, Delaware County to remove an old rail bridge.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A more than a half mile stretch of U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) will be closed between Valley Road and Red Roof Drive in Middletown Twp.

    • Detours will be posted from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Route 1 will then be reduced to one lane in each direction for nine months.

    • The removal project is part of SEPTA’s multi-million-dollar Elwyn to Wawa Service Restoration Project.

    The removal of an old rail bridge is causing the closure of a busy Delaware County road this weekend.

    More than a half mile of U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) will be closed between Valley Road and Red Roof Drive in Middletown Township from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday so that crews can remove the bridge from over Route 1, SEPTA says.

    The removal project is part of SEPTA’s multi-million-dollar Elwyn to Wawa Service Restoration Project that is extending the regional rail line to Wawa while also installing positive train control (PTC) technology.

    SEPTA will also be detouring Route 111 bus service around the closure this weekend.

    People who use that stretch of Route 1 will need to follow posted detours along Pennell Road, Route 452 and U.S. Route 322 this weekend but the changes to routine will be lasting far beyond that.

    SEPTA says it will need to reduce traffic on Route 1 to one lane in each direction for about 9 months to ensure the safety of crews rebuilding the bridge abutments.