Crow’s Nest Traffic Alert: Harmonyville Road west of Preserve will close tomorrow for bridge replacement

March 18, 2012

PennDOT will be replacing the last of three structurally-deficient state highway bridges on Harmonyville Road starting tomorrow. Unlike the most recent one replaced (which actually split Crow’s Nest Preserve), this one is about a mile west of us, between Route 345 (Pine Swamp Road) and Bethesda Road. If you are traveling to the preserve from the west, or following directions that lead you to the preserve from Route 23 via Route 345, you will be directed to follow a detour.

The detour uses Hopewell Road from Route 345 to Keim Road back to Harmonyville Road. If you are coming to Crow’s Nest Preserve you need not follow the full detour. You will pass the other end of Piersol Road while you are on Hopewell Road, and can simply turn onto Piersol Road from there and follow it to our parking area, trailhead, and visitor center barn at 201 Piersol Road, before you reach the other end of Piersol Road at Harmonyville Road.

If you are coming to the preserve from Route 23 via Trythall Road to Harmonyville Road you will not be affected by the road closure. You will see detour signs directing traffic for Harmonyville Road westbound to turn east and follow the detour, but you can proceed west because you will reach Crow’s Nest long before you reach the section of road that is closed.

You can read a PennDOT press release about the bridge replacement here.