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East Third Street in City of Williamsport to close this week

East Third Street will be closed between Academy Street and Basin Street in the City of Williamsport when construction resumes next week. The street will be closed beginning Monday, August 26, 2019.

East Third Street was opened temporarily to accommodate traffic during the Little League World Series.

The street is expected to be closed until December.

Update on West Fourth Reconstruction Project in Williamsport

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.

The West Fourth Street detour will be removed this weekend. 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. 

The western section of this project originally was scheduled for next year, but is completed except for storm sewer and roadway reconstruction from the western entrance of the Williamsport Area Middle School to just past Hillside Avenue.

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

CSVT 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., is setting beams and preparing 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 concrete paving around the Chillisquaque bridges next week. 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 www.csvt.com.

Northumberland Reconstruction Project Update

Parts of King Street currently under construction will be paved tomorrow, Saturday, August 24. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work area. Delays are expected. Work will continue in this section until later next week.

On Thursday, August 29,2019  a new detour will be implemented. Route 147 north traffic from Sunbury will be detoured using Priestley Avenue, Orange Street and Third Street. Trucks over 36 feet in length using Route 147 north from Sunbury will be detoured using Veterans Memorial Bridge (Route 61), Route 11/15 north, and Route 11 north to Northumberland Borough. Route 11 south traffic will be detoured in Northumberland Borough using Orange Street, Third Street and Duke Street. Trucks over 36 feet in length using Route 11 south will be detoured in Danville using Route 54 west, Interstate 80 west, and Route 15 south.

Temporary traffic signals are installed at three intersections in Northumberland Borough to assist with the detour. These signals are located at the intersections of Water Street and Orange Street, Front Street and Orange Street, and Third Street and Duke Street.

For more information on the Duke Street project, go to www.penndot.gov/dukestreet.

Work on Ringtown Mountain Road and Old Reading Road this week in Columbia County

PennDOT maintenance crews in Columbia County are scheduled to perform base repairs on two roads next week.

On Tuesday, August 27, and Wednesday, August 28, 2019 crews will work on Route 2010 (Ringtown Mountain Road) between Route 2008 (Mountain Road) and Route 42 in Locust Township. A daytime detour will be in place using Mountain Road and Route 42.

On Thursday, August 29, and Friday, August 30, crews will work on Route 2003 (Old Reading Road) from Ringtown Mountain Road to the Schuylkill County line in Roaring Creek Township. A detour will be in place using Route 4036 (Little Mountain Road), and Route 4034 (Aristes Road) in Schuylkill County to Route 2006 (Aristes Ringtown Road), Route 42 north, Mountain Road and Ringtown Mountain Road.

Both roads will reopen at the end of the work day. This work is weather permitting.

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.

Upcoming work includes structure repairs, earthwork and full-depth reclamation from Route 2028 (Market Street) to Route 2017 (Smith Hollow Road).

The road is open to northbound traffic from Mifflinville to Nescopeck. Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone.

A long-term detour is in effect for southbound traffic using Route 339 in Nescopeck to Route 93 north to Berwick, to Route 11 south to Market Street in South Centre Township, and the Market Street bridge to Route 339 in Mifflinville.

Most of the project will be completed this fall. Glenn O. Hawbaker is the prime contractor on this $5.3 million project.

Bridge replacement project continues on Route 339 in Beaver Township, Columbia County

A bridge replacement project continues next week on Route 339 at the Village of Shumans in Beaver Township, Columbia County.

The bridge spans Beaver Run about 0.7 miles northwest of the intersection with Route 2026 (Shadow Mountain Road).

Work this week includes paving, placing concrete, and guide rail installation.

A detour is in place during this project using Route 2022 (Scotch Valley Drive), Route 2024 (Beaver Valley Road), and Mountain Shadow Road.

This project is expected to be completed by early September. HRI, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $715,000 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 and backfilling the new structure to the existing roadway level.

The bridge is 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.

Microsurfacing project on I-80 EB in Columbia County continues on Monday night

A microsurfacing project continues the night of Monday, August 26, 2019 on Interstate 80 eastbound in Columbia County. This work will be performed from the Montour County line in Hemlock Township to the bridge spanning Route 4009 (Millville Road) in the Town of Bloomsburg.

This phase of the project includes the placement of pavement markings and rumble strips on the mainline and shoulders, including the on- and off-ramps at the Buckhorn Interchange.

There will be alternating lane restrictions from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday night through Thursday morning.

Minor delays are expected.  Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone. They should be on the lookout for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work area.

Suite-Kote Corporation is the prime contractor on this $635,000 project. Work is expected to be completed by late August, weather permitting.

Restoration project on I-80 in Montour County continues on Sunday

A 10.9-mile highway restoration project on Interstate 80 in Liberty and Valley townships, Montour County, continues next week.

Beginning at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019 various sections of the right (driving) lane and shoulder on I-80 westbound will be closed between Danville and the Northumberland County line for shoulder reconstruction.

Traffic will be restored to two lanes by 9 a.m. Friday, August 30.

The left (passing) lane currently is closed in this section of I-80 westbound. Barrier will be removed by 7 a.m. tomorrow to restore the highway to two lanes through the weekend.

This project includes concrete patching, spall repair, joint sealing and diamond grinding on I-80 westbound and eastbound. HRI, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $4.6 million project.

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

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

The contractor, PennLine, will install high-tension median cable guide rail on I-80 eastbound and westbound from the I-180/Route 147 Interchange in Northumberland County to the Route 15 Interchange in Union County.

This moving operation will require shoulder closures and intermittent left lane closures at work locations. Work will be performed from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

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.

Repairs this weekend to Route 54 River Bridge in Danville

Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. is scheduled to repair sections of the Route 54 river bridge in Danville this weekend. This work includes removing deteriorated concrete and patching near the Danville side of the bridge.

Work began around 7 p.m. Friday evening and will be completed by Monday.

There will be times when traffic will be controlled by flagging. There may be long delays. Traffic will be restored to single lane conditions in each direction by Monday.

Bridge work begins on Middle Road in Spring Township, Snyder County

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Snyder County is scheduled to place an epoxy overlay on a bridge on Route 4005 (Middle Road) in Spring Township next week. The bridge is located between Kepner Road and Sandhill Road.

Weather permitting, work will be performed during daylight hours Monday, August 26, and Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

The road will be reduced to alternating one-way traffic controlled by stop signs.

The epoxy overlay will protect the concrete deck from salt corrosion and increase the life of the pavement and bridge.

Short term closures between Grays Wood, Atherton on I-99, Centre County

PennDOT issued an update on its cable median barrier installation project along more than 13 miles of roadway in Centre, Clinton, Mifflin and Juniata counties. The project will enhance safety for motorists and reduce the potential for head-on collisions on high-volume traffic routes. 

During the week of August 26,2019  crews will continue excavation of the median, installation of reinforcement bars, pouring concrete for the median barriers, constructing sockets for the line posts and placing other hardware for the cable barrier system on Interstate 99 in Centre County. 

Motorists will encounter short-term closures of the left (passing) lane on I-99 northbound between the Waddle/Grays Woods and Atherton Street interchanges. These closures were expected to be implemented Tuesday, August 20, through Thursday, August 22, but were delayed due to weather. They will be implemented at 9:00 AM and removed by 7:00 PM daily except for Friday, August 31, when no work is scheduled in observation of the Labor Day holiday.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc. is the contractor for the $3.3 million median barrier project, which is expected to finish by mid-December. All work is weather and schedule dependent.