TMACC CONNECTIVITY AWARD PRESENTED TO NEW PA ROUTE 926 BRIDGE
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is this year’s winner of the Transportation Demand Management Award for Connectivity from the Trans- portation Management Association of Chester County.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is this year’s winner of the Transportation Demand Management Award for Connectivity from the Trans- portation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) for its work to improve and reconstruct the bridge carrying Route 926 over Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships, Chester County. The new bridge opened on August 25, 2017.
“We are honored to receive this distinguished award recognizing the PennDOT’s commitment to improving our roads and bridges to better serve the growing needs of commuters in Chester County, PennDOT District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain said.
PennDOT improved Route 926 (Street Road) by replacing the 79-year-old bridge with a new three-span structure built at a higher elevation; rebuilding and raising 1,700 feet of the roadway approaches to make them less prone to ﬂooding; replacing the nearby culvert over Radley Run with an 84-foot twin arch concrete culvert; realigning 800 feet of Creek Road at its northern intersection with Route 926 (Street Road); and installing an open, higher railing, and stone form liners covering the piers to resemble the former bridge.
“It was a great honor to recognize PennDOT District 6 and Gannett Fleming for delivering the Route 926 Bridge over the Brandywine Creek. From project management to public engagement PennDOT and Gannett Fleming made the community their highest priority,” said Tim Phelps, Executive Director of TMACC.
TMACC is a membership based organization advocating for the advancement of alternative forms of transportation through community and corporate outreach. Their mission is to acti- vate, foster and facilitate cooperation between the public and private sectors of Chester County, to identify, evaluate and analyze signiﬁcant transportation issues, and to recommend solutions that reduce congestion and improve air quality.