Ongoing road projects have been underway most of the summer, and some are coming to a close. Check these PennDOT updates to keep you informed and traveling smoothly.
CSVT work update: First concrete placed on river bridge deck
Work on the Northern Section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project in Northumberland, Union, and Snyder counties reached a new milestone early yesterday, Sept. 4, as the first concrete was placed on the deck of the river bridge.
Approximately 500 cubic yards of concrete was placed by contractor Trumbull Corp. Work began at 1 a.m. due to cooler temperatures and lower humidity.
This was the first of multiple placements that will occur until November. One-third of the 14,000 cubic yards of concrete needed to complete the deck is expected to be placed by then. The rest will be placed next year.
Once completed in 2022, the river bridge will be 4,545 feet long and 90 feet wide with two lanes of traffic in both directions.
Restoration project on I-80 in Montour County continues
A 10.9-mile highway restoration project, including concrete patching, spall repair, joint sealing, and diamond grinding on I-80 westbound and eastbound in Liberty and Valley townships, Montour County, continues through the week.
The left (passing) lane of I-80 westbound has been closed just west of the Danville Interchange for concrete repairs. Traffic is expected to be restored to two lanes by 9 a.m. Friday, Sept 6.
Delays are expected, especially during hours of peak traffic. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.
Median cable guide rail project on I-80 in Columbia County
A PennDOT contractor will complete work this week on a regional median cable guide rail project on Interstate 80 in Northumberland, Union, and Columbia counties.
On Thursday, September 5, the contractor will be on I-80 westbound just west of the Buckhorn Interchange near School House Road. On Friday, September 6, work will be on I-80 eastbound at the same location in Columbia County.
This moving operation will require shoulder closures and left lane closures at work locations. Work will be performed from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except Friday when work will be from 9 a.m. to noon.
Minor delays are expected. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone. Motorists should 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.
Interstate 180 resurfacing Project in Lycoming County update
A resurfacing project will continue through the end of the week on Interstate 180 from the Route 15 Interchange in the City of Williamsport to the Fairfield Road Interchange in Fairfield Township, Lycoming County.
Crews will work weekday nights between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. with single lane closures.
Epoxy deck treatments will be placed during the weekend beginning September 6 on bridge decks on structures at Third Street, Basin Street, Hepburn Street and the Faxon Interchange.
This work will be performed from Friday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane.
This project includes milling and paving on I-180, paving the ramps within the project limits, applying an epoxy-based surface treatment on bridges, placing a new roof on the pedestrian overpass east of Basin Street, and highway lighting.
Work is expected to be completed late-fall of 2019.
PennDOT to close private street in Montoursville for the weekend
PennDOT will close its state-owned, private street that adjoins its District 3-0 district office property in Montoursville this weekend.
The private street, which connects Broad Street and Jordan Avenue, will be closed from 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, until 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.
The unnamed street must be closed once each year to maintain its private ownership status.