WEST CHESTER (September 21) – Senator Dinniman announced today that Route 252 between the intersection of Route 23 and the Knox Covered Bridge is scheduled to reopen by early October.

The route was closed due to a major infrastructure upgrade to the existing Wilson Road Force Main Sanitary Sewer line by Tredyffrin Township. This line runs approximately 3.6 miles through Valley Forge National Historical Park from Chesterbrook to the Valley Forge Sewer Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant on Pawling’s Road.  This 40-year-old sewer line had experienced three pipe failures in recent years, releasing millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the creek and river.

Improvements to this line will protect against environmental impacts associated with such failures and was initially initiated by a consent order through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

“The repairs and upgrades to the sewer like were urgent and extremely important to both the environmental safety and public health of our local communities,” Dinniman said. “The reopening of Route 252 should significantly relieve some of the traffic congestion that the Valley Forge area has experienced during the closure.”

Final resurfacing and repairs to this roadway are expected to be completed by the last week in September, with an official opening of Route 252 by October 7.  This roadway has been closed since early 2016.

In addition, the Knox Covered Bridge and Yellow Springs Road is expected to officially reopen by mid-November.  The Knox Covered Bridge was critically damaged after being struck by a vehicle in July 2015.  The bridge, which was scheduled for rehabilitation improvements in 2016, carries an estimated 2,000 vehicles per day and remained closed throughout the duration of the sewer line improvement.

 

 

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