PennDOT plans 75 projects in North Central PA
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Engineering Department 3 today highlighted the 75 projects slated to start or continue this year in the nine-county area and discussed the benefits for roads and bridges regional due to the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Act (BIL).
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Act allows Pennsylvania to move forward with additional infrastructure projects,” Governor Tom Wolf said of today’s announcement. “We are grateful for the opportunity to receive this funding to help us meet our infrastructure needs. »
The department plans to invest more than $265 million this year in the PennDOT Engineering District 3 region covering Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties. This investment includes the rehabilitation, reconstruction and resurfacing of 185 miles of highways and the completion of 47 bridge projects.
These improvements include projects supported and accelerated by BIL. In 2022 alone, BIL is providing at least $27.2 million in additional funding to District 3 to be allocated by the department and its local communities Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organization (DFO/RPO) partners:
“A sustainable, well-maintained transportation system is a key component of the state’s economic vitality,” said District 3 Executive Eric High, PE. “We understand that investing in this precious resource is an investment in our future and BIL has helped us move many projects forward.”
Notable projects that will continue this year include:
- The Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project in Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties ($900 million);
- Reconstruction of Route 199 from Satterlee Street to the New York State border in the boroughs of Athens and Sayre in Bradford County, ($16.5 million);
- Reconstruction of Route 11 from East Main Street to Sixth Street, resurfacing of East Sixth Street to Park Street, and repair and installation of sidewalk and new lighting along Routes 11 and 387, First Columbia Driveway Bank south to Town Park Village apartments in the town of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, ($6.8 million);
- Resurfacing of Route 11 from Route 15 to the Union County line in Monroe Township, Snyder County, ($2.2 million);
- Highway 220 Safety Improvements, Highway 287 Access Management and Bridges in Piatt Township at the Highway 2014 (West Fourth Street) Ramp in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, (41 millions of dollars);
- 2014 road resurfacing and construction of new ADA ramps from Seventh Street to Campbell Street, Campbell Street between Fourth and Third Streets, and Third Street from Campbell Street to State Street. Resurfacing of Route 2023 (Market Street) from Third Street to the Bridge, Route 2089 (Hepburn Street) from Via Bella Street to Third Street, and Route 3012 (Ridge Avenue) from Fourth Street to Follow Hollow Road in the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, ($1.9 million); and
- Repair of Highway 414 landslides east of the village of Blackwell in Morris Township, Tioga County, ($5 million).
Notable projects slated to begin this year include:
- Resurfacing and widening of Highway 6 from Wonder View Lane to Sugar Creek in North Towanda Township, Bradford County, ($2.4 million);
- Projects to paint bridges on Highway 1041 (James Street) over the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in Wysox and North Towanda Township and on Highway 6 over Mill Creek in West Burlington Township, Bradford County, (2 .4 million);
- restoration of Route 14 from Windfall Road to Tennessee Gas Road in Alba Borough and Troy Township, Bradford County, ($2.5 million);
- Resurfacing and widening of Route 339 from Smith Hollow Road to Nescopeck Borough, Columbia County, ($11.6 million);
- Highway 220 Bridge Improvement Project of six bridges (two on Antlers Lane, two on Ramp A to West Fourth Street, and two on SEDA-COG Railroad tracks) in the Town of Williamsport, County Lycoming. ($18.7 million);
- Replacement of the Route 405 (Water Street) bridge over Glade Run, realignment of the intersection of Water Street and Route 2014 (Main Street), and grinding and surfacing of the intersection at the River Bridge in the Borough of Muncy, Lycoming County ($2.7 million);
- Stabilization of Highway 2039 (Warrensville Road) Embankment at Lick Run Road in Loyalsock and Eldred Townships, Lycoming County, ($3.5 million);
- resurfacing of Route 54 and repair of Montour County line grades at Boyd Station in the Borough of Riverside and Township of Rush, Northumberland County, ($2.2 million);
- rehabilitation of the Highway 104 bridge over Mohantango Creek in Chapman Township, Snyder County, ($3.1 million);
- Repairing Highway 154 from a landslide at World’s End State Park in Forks Township, Sullivan County, ($2.7 million);
- Route 220 resurfaces from old Route 220 to Route 42 in Laporte Township, Sullivan County, ($1.7 million);
- Phoenix Run Highway 6 Bridge Replacement in Gaines Township, Tioga County, ($2 million);
- Preservation of the Highway 49 Bridge at the Baldwin Creek Bridge in Lawrence Township, Tioga County ($750,000); and
- Preservation of the Highway 15 Bridge over Mill Creek in Tioga Township, Tioga County ($1.7 million).
The Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project continues to progress, which will address safety and congestion issues on the Highway 11/15 corridor in Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. Three of the four contracts have been completed with the northern section, which will connect Route 15 in Winfield to the existing four-lane freeway south of the Route 45/147 interchange, due to open later this year. .
The project is divided into northern and southern sections. The Southern Section project involves the construction of approximately 6 miles of a new four-lane limited-access highway connecting Highway 11/15 north of Selinsgrove to Highway 15 (and the CSVT Northern Section) south of Winfield, Snyder County.
Construction is estimated at $360 million and is expected to be completed under three contracts. The first contract, earthworks, was announced and the seemingly low bid was $115 million submitted by Trumbull Corporation of Pittsburgh on March 31.
Final design work is underway to develop plans for the second and third construction contracts which will primarily relate to the structures and pavement, respectively, and will be announced in the future.
As construction projects are underway in the area, the traveling public can expect to see many work areas and are urged to keep their safety and that of road workers in mind. When you encounter a work zone, please obey the posted speed limit, use your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid distractions.
District 3 infrastructure information, including completed works and major projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D3Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.