And so it begins: 926 bridge to close Feb. 13

PennDOT to start bridge replacement over Brandywine The official detour route for the bridge closing, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. After a nearly two-decade wait, work is slated to finally begin on replacement of the Route 926 bridge over Brandywine Creek in Pocopson and Birmingham — with the bridge and nearby roadways closing on Feb. 13. The $8.6 million replacement project...

PennDOT slashes Rt. 926 bridge build to six months

$9 million project slated to start in Feb., 2017 By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times PennDOT now says it will only need six months of road closures to replace the Rt. 926 bridge over the Brandywine Creek. POCOPSON — Although it meant a year of delay while operational plans were revised, the new timeline to rebuild the bridge over the Brandywine Creek on Rt. 926 will need only six months of road...

Open house on Rt. 925 bridge replacement, March 30

POCOPSON — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold an open house public meeting on Wednesday, March 30, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM for the upcoming project to replace the Route 926 (Street Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships. The public meeting will be held at the Pocopson Elementary School, which is located at 1105 Pocopson Road...

Birmingham Historical Commission announces new database

Potential historic land acquisition initiated By Kris Firey-Poling, Staff Writer, The Times Matt Bedwell discusses the Historical Commission’s new library database with Birmingham Township Supervisors. BIRMINGHAM — At Monday’s meeting of the Township Board of Supervisors, agenda items included new historical resources, business requests, and the potential to purchase historical land. Matt...

Otto’s BMW gets OK for expansion

Birmingham supervisors approve four requests By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Secretary/Treasurer Quina Nelling and Supervisors Scott Boorse and John Conklin discuss township issues at Monday night’s Birmingham Board of Supervisors meeting. BIRMINGHAM — Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting was short in duration but large in productivity as all of the requests made to the board...

Birmingham residents seek township relief

Board of Supervisors declines to intercede in neighborhood issues By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Birmingham township Supervisors Scott Boorse, John Conklin and William Kirkpatrick discussed a number of neighborhood issues Monday night. BIRMINGHAM — The township’s Board of Supervisors agreed not to get involved in two neighborhood disputes at Monday night’s Board of Supervisors...

Spring Meadow residents seek third access point to neighborhood

Supervisors remind residents to get building permits before starting projects By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Birmingham’s Board of Supervisors addressed a number of resident issues Monday, including access into the Spring Meadows neighborhood and building permit issues. BIRMINGHAM — Requests from township residents dominated Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Robert...

PennDOT hit over Birmingham potholes

Supervisors say they complain to no avail to state agency By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Officials from Otto’s BMW present their land development plan at Monday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting in Birmingham, Monday night. BIRMINGHAM — There’s nothing like potholes to get everyone talking, as demonstrated at Monday night’s township Board of Supervisor’s...

Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway seeks Birmingham participation

Supervisors approve flashing light on US-202  By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times John Snook presents the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway’s Corridor Management Plan to Birmingham supervisors and residents, Monday night. Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting was jam-packed with agenda items and an above average Birmingham crowd. The Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway Commission...

Birmingham supervisors want historic home maintained

2015 road program goes out for bid  By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Birmingham Township Supervisors approved construction of a new home on a 10-acre lot, but with the condition that this 1837 structure on the property be preserved and maintained as part of the plan, Monday night. BIRMINGHAM — Sometimes it’s easier to build a house on historic land than deal with the old house...