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Posted on: September 10, 2020

PennDOT to Begin Route 282 (Creek Road) Bridge Replacement in East Brandywine Township

PennDOT has announced a bridge replacement project in nearby East Brandywine Township, immediately adjacent to Upper Uwchlan Township. Partial text of the PennDOT news release is below.

PennDOT to Begin Route 282 (Creek Road) Bridge Replacement in East Brandywine Township

"The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced...that construction will begin on Monday, September 21 on a project to replace the bridge carrying Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of the Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine Township, Chester County.

Built in 1923, the current bridge will be replaced with a new box culvert structure. The bridge currently carries an average of 2,437 vehicles a day. 

Due to the nature of construction, Route 282 (Creek Road) will be closed and detoured 24/7 between Dowlin Forge Road and Dorlan Mill Road beginning Monday, September 21, through the completion of the project scheduled for late November.

During the bridge closure, Creek Road motorists will be directed to use Dowlin Forge Road, Rock Raymond Road, Hopewell Road and Corner Ketch Lyndell Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. 

Bicyclists who utilize PA Bike Route L on this stretch of Route 282 (Creek Road) will be directed to use the Struble Trail, a paved multi-use trail that runs parallel to Route 282 along the other side of the Brandywine Creek. Bicyclists traveling eastbound on Route 282 may access the trail at the Dorlan Mill Road intersection and enter at the Marsh Creek Trail Head. Those traveling westbound Route 282 may enter Struble Trail off Dowlin Forge Road."

Route 282 Bridge Replacement Detour Map

View the full text of the PennDOT Release
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