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PennDOT updates on area road projects this week are as follows: 

West Fourth Street Reconstruction Project wrapping up 

The western section of the West Fourth Street Reconstruction Project in the Newberry section of Williamsport, Lycoming County, soon will be wrapping up for the season.  

This week, the contractor will pave in front of the Williamsport Middle School between Oliver Avenue and Millionaire Lane, weather permitting.

Construction operations will continue through September, but traffic will be controlled using flaggers and daily single lane closures. This work includes final paving, placing top soil, and miscellaneous concrete work in the reconstructed portion of the project, and base repairs between Oliver Avenue and Arch Street. 

Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2020. Wolyniec Construction, Inc. is the prime contractor on this $5.8 million project.

Resurfacing project on Lycoming Creek Road, Route 973 continues this week

A resurfacing project on Route 1017 (Lycoming Creek Road) and Route 973 in Old Lycoming, Loyalsock, Lycoming and Hepburn townships, Lycoming County continues next week. 

Beginning Monday, September 16, 2019  the contractor will begin final paving, weather permitting. 

Single lane conditions controlled by flaggers can be expected from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for approximately six days with no work performed on Sunday. 

Once this paving operation is completed, final work on this project will include line painting, guiderail and shoulder work.

The entire project is expected to be completed by early November. HRI, Inc. is the prime contractor on this $3 million project.

Update on intersection improvement project on Routes 220 and 405 in Lycoming County

Work continues on the Route 220 and 405 intersection improvement project in Wolfe Township, Lycoming County.

Next week, installation of new water lines, storm sewer, and the construction of the new Race St will continue.

Single lane closures can be expected during this work. The detour of Race Street will be in place until the completion of the new Race St. The contractor will be installing a temporary traffic signal for use in the 2020 construction season.

This will complete the first year of construction on this two-year project that will realign the intersection of 220/405 and Race Street.

Race St. is scheduled to be opened by the end of September. Most of the intersection work will take place in the 2020 construction season and is expected to be completed by Fall 2020.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone. Don E. Bower, Inc. is the prime contractor on this $2.9 million project.

CSVT project update

Work is progressing on the Northern Section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project in Northumberland, Union and Snyder counties as follows:

River Bridge: 

The contractor, Trumbull Corp., will continue to set beams and prepare the bridge deck for concrete placement.

There will be no significant traffic impacts.

Northern Section Paving:

The contractor, New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., will continue to prep for asphalt paving around the Chillisquaque bridges. Motorists should be alert for slow-moving traffic and watch for trucks entering and exiting the work area.

For more information on the CSVT project, please visit

Median cable guide rail project on I-80 in Northumberland and Union counties continues

A PennDOT contractor will continue work next week on a regional median cable guide rail project on Interstate 80 in Northumberland and Union counties.

Beginning Monday, September 16, Pennline will install high-tension median cable guide rail on I-80 in both directions between the Milton interchange and the Limestoneville exit.

During this project, left lane closures may occur. Delays should be expected.

Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone and be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway.

This work, which is part of $ 1.6 million safety improvement project at multiple locations in north central Pennsylvania, is expected to be completed in September.

Restoration project on I-80 in Columbia County continues this week

A highway restoration project on Interstate 80 westbound in Columbia County continues next week between Lightstreet (exit 236) in Scott Township and Buckhorn (exit 232) in Hemlock Township.

Beginning at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019 the right (driving) lane of I-80 westbound will be closed for concrete repairs.

Traffic will be restored to two lanes by 9 a.m. Friday, September 20.

Delays are expected, especially during hours of peak traffic. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This project includes concrete patching, spall repair, joint sealing and diamond grinding on I-80 westbound and eastboun 

HRI, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $4.6 million project.

Work continues on Route 339 in Mifflin Township, Columbia County

A 3.2-mile widening and resurfacing project on Route 339 in Mifflin Township, Columbia County, continues next week. Work will be performed between Route 2028 (Market Street) and Route 2017 (Smith Hollow Road).

Upcoming work includes structure repairs, drainage earthwork and preparing the existing roadway surface for paving. 

A single lane will remain in place for a long-term detour route only allowing northbound traffic on State Route 339 from Mifflinville to Nescopeck. Delays should be expected. Motorists are reminded to follow detour, use caution, and slow down through the work zone.

The southbound lane will be closed from Smith Hollow Road to Mifflinville. All southbound traffic will be detoured from Route 339 to Route 93 in Nescopeck, to Route 11 through Berwick to the Mifflinville river bridge back onto Route 339 in Mifflinville. 

Glenn O. Hawbaker is the prime contractor on this $5.3 million project. 

Bridge project continues on Route 487 in Stillwater, Columbia County 

A bridge replacement project continues next week on Route 487 in Stillwater Borough, Columbia County. The bridge spans a tributary to Fishing Creek between Route 1022 (Zaners Bridge Road) and Kline Road.

Work next week includes paving, line painting and placing new guide rail.

The bridge continues to be open to a single lane controlled by temporary signals. There may be delays.

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019. Ryland Construction Inc. is the prime contractor on this $1.3 million project.

Specht Street and North Brown Street project begins in McClure, Snyder County  

On Monday September 16, work will begin on a multi-route project in Snyder County. The project consists of Routes 3014 (Specht Street) and 3011 (North Brown Street) in McClure Borough. 

The project includes Americans with Disabilities (ADA) curb ramps, base repairs, milling with bituminous overlay, membrane overlay on 1 bridge (Brown Street), new pavement markings, and other miscellaneous items.

Next week, the contractor will begin replacing multiple ADA curb ramps on Specht Street. Base repairs and milling and paving work will begin the week of September 23.

All work will be performed during daylight hours. During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane, with flaggers controlling traffic. Motorists should obey flaggers and drive with caution.

This project is expected to be completed mid-November. The contractor for this $548,000 roadway rehabilitation project is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College.