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Lane Restrictions on the Joseph Priestly Bridge in Upper Augusta Township

​​Montoursville, PA – Motorists who travel Route 147 are advised of lane restrictions on the Joseph Priestly Bridge in Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County, which will take place on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16 between 6:30 AM and 5:00 PM, weather permitting.

A Department of Transportation (PennDOT) maintenance crew will be replacing joints and seals on the bridge. Motorists can expect single lane conditions with flagging.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect travel delays, watch for lane changes and drive with caution through the work zone.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

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