NORTHUMBERLAND – In continuing efforts to speed up and effectively continue construction in Northumberland, 24/7 work will resume soon on Front Street. PennDOT Assistant Construction Engineer Ted Deptula joined WKOK Sunrise to provide those details, “We’re working currently on the right hand side of the road as traffic travels into Northumberland. Once they completed that phase, which should be early to mid-June. They’ll reconstruct the left side of the roadway and there will still be some drainage work, some curbs, some sidewalks, and then they can reconstruct the roadway.”
Meantime, on the Susquehanna River, boaters will have a portion of the boating season cut off due to the CSVT river bridge construction. A portion of the West Branch will be closed to boaters in late June or early July, but not during the week of the Fourth of July.
Deptula says crews will be transitioning the causeway by the bridge from one side of the river to the other, “We’re hoping to only disrupt that for only about a week or two. It’s unfortunate that we have to do it this time of year, but in order to continue with the project and it get it open as quickly as possible, it’s going to be disrupted for that week or two.”
The entire CSVT project is expected to be completed by 2024.