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Route 61/Byrnsville Road Open, Pipe Replacement Set for Next Week

Route 2002 (Route 61/Byrnsville Road) between Centralia and Ashland in Columbia County is now open.

The road was closed Thursday evening due to a hole that developed in the road. After an assessment by PennDOT, it was determined the hole was caused by a drainage pipe that failed, causing a loss of fill under the roadway.

The hole has been backfilled as a temporary repair and the roadway opened. A PennDOT maintenance crew will replace the failed pipe at the site on Monday, September 12. Traffic will be guided through the work zone by flaggers during the pipe replacement.

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