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September 22, 2015

Emergency Closure of Birmingham Road Bridge over Radley Run in Birmingham Township, Chester County

King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying Birmingham Road over Radley Run was closed and detoured this morning, September 22, between Lambourne Road and Stoney Run Drive in Birmingham Township, Chester County, due to structural damage, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today. The bridge will be closed indefinitely.

During the bridge closure, Birmingham Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 52 (Lenape Road), Creek Road and Route 926 (Street Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

PennDOT bridge engineers examined the structural damage and determined a stone masonry abutment had sustained severe deterioration. Engineers will develop a plan to repair the structural damage.

The one-span steel beam bridge was built in 1938. It is 15 feet long and 26 feet wide. The structure was posted with an 18-ton weight limit and it carried an average of 3,553 vehicles a day when it closed.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting . 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following local PennDOT information on Twitter at .


Government Services Center - 601 Westtown Road, West Chester 19380

Acceptable Materials
No more than 220 pounds or 25 gallons per household of cleaning and maintenance products that are labeled as toxic, flammable, ignitable, corrosive, reactive caution, warning, danger, hazardous.

Unacceptable Materials
Latex (water-based) paint, used motor oil, tires, medical waste, unidentified waste, commercial and industrial waste, explosives, ammunition and appliances. Air-dry or absorb latex paint and dispose with trash. Recycle motor oil, car batteries, tires and anti-freeze at your local service station. NO ELECTRONICS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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The Battle of Brandywine 2014
Thanks to everyone for a fantastic event! More than 6000 visitors enjoyed the event and discovered the treasure that is our Hallowed Ground. See the Reviews

SR 926 Improvement Project

PennDOT and Gannett Fleming, Inc. hosted a public meeting at the Pocopson Elementary School on May 7, 2014 for the SR 926 Improvement Project. Found below are links to the PowerPoint Presentation (2MB) and the Presentation Boards (5MB):
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Pennsylvania Flood Maps

The state Department of Community and Economic Development has launched a website containing the new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The new site is It will help users determine if they are located in a floodplain and assist local officials in their creation of floodplain-management strategies to ensure public safety.  NOTE:  For best results, use Internet Explorer to access the maps.

Mandatory Recycling Ordinance
This has been adopted and recycling is mandated.
Click here to view the full text of the Ordinance.


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