A meeting was held on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 to review the status of the Dorlan Mill Road Bridge closure. Attendees included Senator Rafferty, Representative Corbin, representatives from PennDOT – District 6, the Chester County Planning Commission, East Brandywine Township, Uwchlan Township, and Upper Uwchlan Township.
PennDOT has confirmed that a repair plan has been developed and is expected to be implemented in approximately 30 days. Repairs are expected to be completed by years end.
After repairs are completed, the Dorlan Mill Road Bridge will be restricted to one lane of travel and is expected to carry a weight restriction of 8-10 tons. As repairs to the bridge near completion an additional announcement will be made confirming items such as the date of re-opening, confirmed weight restriction, traffic flow, etc.
East Brandywine Township and Upper Uwchlan Township are working with Senator Rafferty, Representative Corbin, PennDOT – District 6, and the Chester County Planning Commission on a long range plan for the replacement of the Dorlan Mill Road Bridge.
Upper Uwchlan Township would like to thank all involved in the process of repairing and the eventual replacement of the Dorlan Mill Road Bridge.
Updated 10/24/13 6pm
Dorlan Mill Road Closed in Chester County Due to Bridge Deterioration
The structurally deficient Dorlan Mill Road bridge over the east branch of the Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine and Upper Uwchlan townships, Chester County, was closed this afternoon (Oct. 24) due to severe structural deterioration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)today announced.
Dorlan Mill Road is closed to through traffic between Route 282 (Creek Road)and Shelmire Road. A posted detour will take motorists over Route 282(Creek Road) and Shelmire Road. Local access will be maintained up to the closure point.The two-span, steel I-beam bridge was built in 1931. It is 92 feet long and20feet wide. The bridge carried 3,215 vehicles a day prior to its closure.PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.