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CHESTER SPRINGS, PA – On Monday, December 6, 2021, the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced that the Commonwealth reached a settlement with Sunoco Pipeline that will require the company to dredge a portion of Marsh Creek Lake and pay penalties for permit violations and damages incurred by a discharge of drilling fluids and mud in August 2020. The DEP News Release can be found here.
New Route and Installation Method ApprovedIn addition to this settlement agreement, DEP announced the approval of applications by Sunoco seeking a modification to the route and installation method for the completion of the section of the Mariner East pipeline in this area. The pipe will be installed via the open-cut method; no drilling fluids will be used.
Location and TimingSunoco Pipeline has begun construction along this new route. The reroute location will impact the following roadways in Upper Uwchlan Township: Little Conestoga Road, Milford Road, and Highview Road. The intersection of Little Conestoga and Milford Roads will be impacted by this construction. Single lane closures or a full closure of the intersection may be in place during the installation. Sunoco has sent notifications of this construction work to property owners in the area. Construction in roadways and intersections is expected to begin as early as next week but will depend on final review and approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The Township will share a more detailed timeline of this work as it becomes available.
Upper Uwchlan Township is a Township of the Second class, population 11,500, located in central Chester County, PA. Visit us on the web at www.upperuwchlan-pa.gov. Like us on Facebook and Twitter @upperuwchlan.