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Yearlong Main Street closure set to begin in Sellersville


The going is about to get a little tougher in Sellersville.

On or around Aug. 19, a portion of Main Street will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The closure is expected to last for more than a year – until October 2020.

The shutdown of the major thoroughfare is tied to a project that will see the extensive rehabilitation of the bridge that carries traffic over the SEPTA-owned tracks on Main Street. The project is occurring between Noble and East Church streets.

“Every effort will be made to minimize the impact and duration of the project,” said Jeffery Given, director of procurement for Loftus Construction, the contractor performing the bridge rehabilitation, in a letter to borough officials.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured. “The detour will be posted, and signage installed in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans and standards,” Given said.

Cinnaminson, N.J.-based Loftus is performing the bridge work under a contract for $4,695,000 with PennDOT. State funds are paying for the project.

Built in 1927, the bridge is in a deteriorated condition, is considered structurally deficient, and needs the overhaul, officials said.

The anticipated road closure is beginning a bit earlier than previously indicated by officials, who had eyed October as the time frame for the start of the shutdown.

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