PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7, 2017 – State Sen. John Sabatina is inviting the public to an upcoming open house and public meeting on the project to replace the structurally deficient bridge carrying Byberry Road over CSX Railroad tracks in Philadelphia.   

The event, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), takes place on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 at 11630 Caroline Road in Philadelphia.  

“This meeting is an opportunity for residents to get an update on this project and learn about how it will impact the community,” said Sabatina, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. “I invite the public to take the opportunity to ask questions and share concerns with PennDOT and the Streets Department.”  

PennDOT is performing preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the project and will provide an update about the current design. Participants will have a chance to discuss the project with PennDOT’s design team and officials from the Philadelphia Streets Department.   

PennDOT is preparing the design of a replacement structure in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia since Byberry Road is city street. The new bridge will be owned and maintained by the city. PennDOT will keep Byberry Road open to traffic during construction, which is expected to start in late 2019 or early 2020.