Saturday, March 11, 2017

NEWLIN: Closed "indefinitely"

Janie Baird, who chairs the Newlin Township supervisors, wrote to me to try to clear up the confusion over the correct Brandywine Creek Road detour. Because of the eroding slopes on the river side of the road, part of the road is being closed to westbound traffic, and PennDot has installed concrete barriers to reduce the already narrow road to one lane.
Janie said the official detour for westbound motorists is not Harvey's Bridge Road but rather Strasburg Road and Mortonville Road.
According to PennDOT, the road will remain closed "indefinitely" to westbound traffic.
Janie also notes that Newlin Township is pursuing state grant money to repair Laurel Road, which has been completely closed to through-traffic since May 2014, when part of the road collapsed after a heavy storm.
"The damage is considerable and the cost has been estimated at $1,003,000," she writes. "This amount is more than our small Township can afford on its own. We have been encouraging residents on Laurel Rd. to write letters of concern to Senator Killion and Representative Roe."
The one-way section of Brandywine Creek Road.

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