King of Prussia – The intersection of Route 252 and Route 23 remained closed and detoured in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Wednesday morning due to a sanitary sewer main break that occurred Tuesday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said. The intersection will remain closed until the Tredyffrin Township Sewer Authority repairs the sewer main and roadway.
Route 252 is closed between Yellow Springs Road and Route 23 in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, and Upper Merion Township. Route 23 is closed between Davis Road and North Gulph Road in Tredyffrin Township and Upper Merion Township.
During the intersection closure, detours will be posted for passenger cars and trucks. The detours are:
·Route 252 North to Route 23 West: Motorists will be detoured left at Yellow Springs Road and right Diamond Rock Hill Road/County Club Road;
·Route 252 North to Route 23 East: Motorists will be detoured right at Swedesford Road, left at West Valley Road, right at Swedesford Road, left at Guthrie Road and left at Gulph Road;
·Route 23 Car Detour: Route 422 West to the Route 363/Trooper Road Interchange. Turn right on Route 363/Trooper Road, left at Audubon Road and left at Pawlings Road to reach Route 23; and
·Route 23 Truck Detour: Route 422 West to the Royersford Interchange. After exiting, turn left at Main Street, bear right at Bridge Street and turn left at Route 724 to return to Route 23.
Motorists should allow extra time for travel because slowdowns will occur while the intersection is closed for repairs by the Tredyffrin Township Sewer Authority.
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