The new Spring Creek Road Bridge in Lower Macungie will open by the end of December -- weather permitting -- according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Township Engineer William Erdman read the letter sent to him by PennDOT at the township commissioners meeting Thursday.
Workers ran into some challenges along the way: the bridge was supposed to be finished in October.
But resident Mike Segal said at the Thursday meeting that in talking to the crew he learned there was some difficulty sinking the bridge supports, so it took longer.
The recently refurbished Church Lane Bridge, which was closed as well so as not to absorb all of the traffic detoured from the Spring Creek Road Bridge, will remain closed for another while until the traffic redistributes, Erdman said.
Road-Con Inc. of West Chester, Chester County, is the general contractor on the Spring Creek project. The total cost is $2,618,314.