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Wolf Administration Announces Start of Construction to Replace Route 252 Bridge over Springton Reservoir in Delaware County


​King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 28, on a project to replace the bridge that carries Route 252 (Palmer’s Mill Road) over the Springton Reservoir in Upper Providence and Marple townships, Delaware County.

“This bridge replacement project highlights PennDOT’s ability to work seamlessly with other agencies, including Aqua Pennsylvania and various stakeholders, as well as the owner of the Springton Reservoir, to provide a sustainable transportation facility for the public,” said Governor Tom Wolf.

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 enlargement of the Springton Reservoir.

Construction will begin on Monday, January 28 with the installation of advanced warning signs and tree clearing operations. Motorists can expect periodic weekday lane restrictions with flagging on Route 252 (Palmer’s Mill Road) between Lakeview Drive and Newtown Street Road from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. These construction activities will be in place through the summer.

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

This project includes the construction of a temporary bridge that will be used 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.

J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the $12,867,881 project which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

Construction on this project is expected to finish in the fall of 2021.
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