North Central Region Road Work Updates | Roads and traffic

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) provided updates on roadwork and construction projects this week:

Clinton/Central Counties Update

This week, drivers will encounter guide work in Center County on Route 504 from Black Moshannon State Park to Hall Road. From June 7-17, crews will also be carrying out pipe replacement work on Route 3014 (South Atherton Street) from Twigs Lane to Villa Crest Drive.

This weekend, crews will be working in Clinton County grinding and filling along Highway 4001 (Kettle Creek Road) from near Hammersley Fork to Highway 144.

Other roads to see working in Center County are:

  • Route 3001 (Fisherman’s Paradise Road) full length

  • Route 3004 (Paradise Road) from Route 150 to Fisherman’s Paradise Road

  • Route 3020 (Whitehall Road) from Route 3018 (University Drive) to South Atherton Street

  • Route 26 (College Avenue) signal improvements at Pike Street and Houserville Road

  • Route 144 (Snow Shoe Mountain Road) from Gum Stump Road to Trestle Road

  • Route 150 (Benner Pike) Signal Improvements at Rolling Ridge Drive and Eagle Point

Other routes in Clinton County include:

  • Route 1024 (Fairview Street) from Bellefonte Avenue to Water Street (Route 120)

  • Route 664 (Coudersport Pike) from Race Track Road to Roundhouse Road

  • Route 150 (Church Street) from the monument to the Constitution Bridge

  • Route 120 (Renovo Road) from Sugar Run Road (Route 2022) to Fairview Street (Route 1024)

  • Route 1002 (Island Route Road) from Clarks Barn Road to Island Road

  • Route 2012 (Paul Mack Boulevard) from Allison Street to Logan Avenue

While crews are working, an alternate daytime traffic control pattern will be in place. Drivers should expect to encounter flaggers on the roadway, as well as short travel delays.

This work is part of a $6.9 million project to make improvements to more than 24 miles of highway in Central and Clinton counties. PennDOT will post updates as work progresses. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

The overall work will include milling, placement of binder and wearing courses, final paving, joint repairs, pipe lining and replacement, guide rail updates, signal levels, replacement of the ADA ramp, pavement markings and various constructions. State College’s Glenn O. Hawbaker is the contractor for the project, which is expected to be completed in mid-November.

Columbia County

Work begins this week on Interstate 80 eastbound and westbound in Hemlock, Mount Pleasant, Scott and South Center townships in Columbia County.

On Tuesday, contractor New Enterprise Stone and Lime will begin pavement preservation work between milepost 236 and milepost 239, located between the Bloomsburg and Lime Ridge exits. Motorists can expect alternate lane restrictions where work is being carried out. The work will be carried out Monday to Thursday between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The $9.1 million Pavement and Bridge Preservation Project extends from mile post 235 (Lightstreet/Bloomsburg exit) to mile post 241 (Lime Ridge exit). The work includes preservation of the asphalt and concrete base, replacement of the bridge approach, epoxy coating, milling and asphalt resurfacing. The project also includes bridge preservation work on Route 1001 (Shaffer Road), Route 1003 (Lows Road) and bridge preservation work on structures on Interstate 80 eastbound and westbound, structures at the mile marker 239 and structures at mile marker 240 on Route 11 and North Shore Railroad. Work is expected to be completed on this project in October.

Route 339 Project

The three-year Highway 339 reconstruction and widening project between Highway 2017 (Smith Hollow Road) in Mifflin Township, Columbia County and Highway 3015 (Broad Street) in the Borough of Nescopeck, Luzerne County, continues.

This week, the contractor, Mitchell Knorr Contracting, will continue excavation for rock placement along Highway 339 and will continue excavation for the reconstruction of the southbound lane of Highway 339. The work will be completed during daylight hours.

Traffic impacts

A long-term lane restriction will be in place on Route 339 southbound between Smith Hollow Road and Broad Street. The following detour route will be in place, with signage and billboards leading to and throughout the detour:

  • Southbound traffic from Route 339 will use Broad Street in Nescopeck, Route 93 North towards Berwick, Route 11 South, Market Street in South Center Township, Market Street Bridge, back to Route 339 in Mifflinville.

  • Northbound traffic from Route 339 will be able to travel on the northbound lane from Mifflinville to Nescopeck.

  • Traffic entering Route 339 from Smith Hollow Road will only be permitted to enter from the northbound direction of Route 339.

Work on this $11.5 million project includes rebuilding and widening of Route 339 from Hollow Smith Road in Mifflin Township to Broad Street in the Borough of Nescopeck, rebuilding a bridge and bridge rehabilitation over unnamed tributaries of the Susquehanna River. Additional work includes new drainage, painting of lines, guide rail, epoxy overlay and miscellaneous work. The three-year project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

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Motorists should be alert, slow down and expect travel delays when encountering these construction sites. Work, unless otherwise specified, will be performed during daylight hours, weather permitting.

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