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9/1/2021 Update: Bridge Replacement on New Columbia Road in White Deer Township, Union County

9/1/2021 Update: Route 1003 (New Columbia Road) is now open to traffic. Additional roadsidework work will be performed between Tuesday, September 7 and Friday, September 10, weather permitting. Work will be performed during daylight hours. Motorists can expect single lane conditions with flagging.

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that a bridge replacement project will begin next week on Route 1003 (New Columbia Road) in White Deer Township, Union County. 

On Wednesday, June 16, New Columbia Road will be closed between the intersection with Ridge Road (T-447) and Millers Bottom Road (T-442), while work begins on the removal of the existing bridge and installation of the new box culvert. Additional work includes new pavement, new approaches and new guiderails. 

A detour using Route 1004 (Crossroads Drive) in Kelly Township, Route 1005 (Treibley Road), and Route 1008 (New Columbia Road) in White Deer Township, will be in place throughout the duration of the project.

Motorists should be alert, expect travel delays, and drive with caution. Work on the project is expected to be completed in early August 2021, weather permitting.

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. Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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