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Boot Road Bridge Closure

For more information and resources please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Boot Road over Amtrak bridge replacement project webpage.
 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - Update
This is an update regarding the planned detour for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Boot Road Bridge Replacement over Amtrak Project.

In the interest of public safety, the department plans to implement a full detour, closing Boot Road at the bridge to all traffic for the construction. Full closure is anticipated in April 2024, if not sooner. This change in strategy to a full detour will allow the bridge to be completed faster than the initially designed staged construction. If construction begins in April 2024, it isanticipated that the bridge will be open to all traffic by the end of the year. 

Further updates will be communicated across the organization as they become available.

Friday, December 1, 2023 - Update
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will continue on a $13.3 million project to replace the Boot Road bridge over Amtrak in East Caln Township, Chester County, to ensure a safe and efficient crossing for motorists.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Monday, November 27, 2023 - Update
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that eastbound Boot Road is open between Quarry Road and Southwind Lane as construction continues on a $13.3 million project to replace the Boot Road bridge over Amtrak in East Caln Township, Chester County, to ensure a safe and efficient crossing for motorists.

Beginning Monday, November 27, motorists are advised of the following travel restrictions:

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The roadway will remain open in both directions for approximately three months. Periodic lane closures with flagging will take place as work progresses. When stage two construction begins, eastbound Boot Road will be closed and detoured again for approximately 14 months.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - Update
Please know that the initial closure (construction period one) of eastbound Boot Road between Quarry Road and Southwind Lane  has been delayed by one week and is now scheduled to begin on Monday, October 30, 2023, as the result of a change in the contractor's schedule. The end date for construction period one has been revised to late November.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Update
In addition to the information shared below, we have been made aware that beginning, Thursday, October 12, through Friday, October 20, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a periodic weekday lane closure will take place on Boot Road between Quarry Road and Southwind Lane for grubbing and tree trimming operations.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
The H&K Group, contracted by PennDOT, is set to replace the bridge over the railroad tracks on Boot Road, just east of the 443-455 Boot Road location (TCHS Brandywine and the Educational Service Center).

During the construction period, traffic will be restricted to one-way flow westbound on Boot Road, crossing the bridge.

The construction is scheduled for two periods:

1. October 23, 2023, to November 15, 2023

2. February 26, 2024, to July 11, 2025

Detour route signs were planned to be installed on October 2, 2023, which you may have already noticed. Please use the following links for the car detour plans and the truck detour plans.

The CCIU transportation department will notify school districts about this construction so they can make appropriate arrangements for student transportation to 443-455 Boot Road site, Ridgewood Early Learning Center and our future 1002 South Chestnut Street. School buses traveling westbound over the bridge will not be affected by the 23-ton weight and 12' width restrictions during construction. 

Boot Road Bridge Closure Map  

We will provide updates about this construction on the CCIU website for visitors and will continue to update as more information becomes available. Please share this infomation with any guests visiting the 443-455 Boot Road site:

  • The bridge on Boot Road is undergoing replacement.
  • Traffic may be limited to westbound only during your visit; please review the schedule. 
  • Plan for alternative routes and allow extra travel time as needed. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

We will keep you informed as more details emerge. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Kristie Zoltek