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Traffic Backlog Due to Crash on Interstate 80 WB in Montour County

Motorists traveling on Interstate 80 are advised there is a lane restriction due to a vehicle crash in the construction zone on I-80 westbound at mile 227 in Montour County.

A backlog of traffic is developing. Motorists should be alert and watch for stopped or slow-moving traffic. The area should be avoided, if possible.

Line Painting Scheduled on I-80 in Columbia, Montour and Union Counties

Weather permitting, line painting will begin Monday, July 11, on Interstate 80 in Columbia County. This work then will be on I-80 in Montour County on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and in Union County on Friday.

There will be moving lane closures while this work is being performed. Motorists should be alert and watch for slow-moving vehicles.

Night Paving on I-80 WB Begins Sunday

A night paving project on Interstate 80 westbound in Columbia County is scheduled to begin Sunday night.

The project will be from the Luzerne County line to the westbound rest area. It includes milling and resurfacing, guide rail upgrades and pavement markings. A section of the ramp to the rest area will be paved.

Work will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night through Friday morning. Lane restrictions will be in place during work hours. All lanes, including the milled lane, will be open during non-work hours.

Traffic Backlog on I-80 EB in Montour County

Motorists in Montour County are advised there is about a two-mile backlog of traffic on Interstate 80 eastbound near the work zone from mile 220 to mile 218.

Motorists should approach the area with extreme caution and be alert for stopped or slow-moving vehicles.

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Night Paving in Bloomsburg Begins Sunday

On Sunday, June 26, a PennDOT regional paving crew in Columbia County will begin night work on Route 487 (East Street) and Route 1004 (Old Berwick Road) in the Town of Bloomsburg.

Work will be performed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday morning. Work will start on Route 487 between Old Berwick Road and Fifth Street. On Wednesday night, an approximately 400-foot section of Old Berwick Road will be paved.

There will be lane restrictions with flaggers providing traffic control during this project.

Bridge Replacement on Green Creek Road Begins Monday

On Monday, June 27, a PennDOT bridge crew in Columbia County will begin a bridge replacement project on T-715 (Green Creek Road) in Jackson Township.

The existing 23 foot-long T-beam bridge, which spans Green Creek, was built in 1934. It will be replaced by a precast box culvert.

Green Creek Road will be closed between T-614 (Youngs Hill Road) and T-616 (Twin Pond Road). A detour will be in effect using Route 4030 (Derrs Road),

Route 4039 (Austin Trail), T-710 (Greasyville Hollow Road), and T-725 (Mendenhall Hill Road).

Traffic Slowdown Next Tuesday on I-80 for Power Line Removal

Motorists in Columbia County are advised there will be a traffic slowdown lasting several minutes on Interstate 80 in Columbia County on Tuesday, June 28.

The slowdown will occur at about 11 a.m. in the vicinity of Route 4009 (Millville Road) in the Town of Bloomsburg so a power line spanning the highway can be removed. Rolling roadblocks will be used to slow traffic in both directions.

Motorists are asked to be alert and watch for stopped or slow-moving traffic.

Bridge Replacement on Route 239 Begins Next Week

A bridge replacement project on Route 239 between Maple Lane and Klinger Hill Road in Sugarloaf Township, Columbia County, is set to begin Monday, June 27.

Work includes removal of the existing structure and construction of a single span pre-stressed concrete box beam bridge, drainage improvements and the installation of guide rail.

A detour will be in place using Route 487, Camp Lavigne Road and Route 118.

Work is expected to be completed in October.

Ryland Construction Company, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $1.1 million project.


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