PennDOT contractors are replacing the bridge that carries Route 252 (Palmer's Mill Road) over the Springton Reservoir in Upper Providence and Marple townships, Delaware County.
The purpose of the bridge replacement is to address existing deficiencies of the Route 252 (Palmer’s Mill Road) bridge and provide increased span length to accommodate Aqua Pennsylvania’s future spillway improvements that are expected to begin in 2021, after the PennDOT bridge replacement is complete.
Construction began in January 2019. PennDOT"s contractor constructed a temporary bridge to carry northbound Route 252 (Palmer's Mill Road) traffic over Springton Reservoir to maintain one travel lane in each direction through the project limits.
Traffic was switched to the new bridge structure in early November. The entire project is expected to be completed in fall 2021.
Route 252 (Palmer’s Mill Road) motorists will encounter a single lane pattern with flagging operations between Lakeview Drive and Newtown Street in Upper Providence and Marple townships, Delaware County, on Wednesday, November 4, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for lane pattern reconfiguration as traffic is switched to the new bridge structure as part of the project to replace the bridge that carries Route 252 (Palmer’s Mill Road) over the Springton Reservoir, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. Read the full release here.