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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Update on PennDOT Flood Response in Sullivan, Lycoming and Bradford Counties

Montoursville – The flash flooding that began during the early morning hours of Friday, October 21, impacted numerous state roads and bridges in northeastern Lycoming County, northwestern Sullivan County and portions of Bradford County.
PennDOT District 3-0 staff immediately began assessing this damage and working to clear roads of debris so repair efforts could begin.

Work by the district and its contractors to repair roads and bridges has been underway and will continue.

To date, PennDOT has inspected 181 bridges. Of those bridges, four require replacement and 39 require repair work. Of the 39 requiring repair, most need scour repair or debris removal.

Currently, four roads remain closed due to bridge or road damage. Temporary measures have been implemented at two locations until permanent repairs can be made. The roads and any necessary detours are listed below.

Lycoming County
• A temporary crossing with a series of pipes has been constructed where a bridge spanning Wallis Run was destroyed on Route 1003 (Wallis Run Road) at Butternut Grove. A temporary bridge will be constructed downstream this winter and the crossing will be removed. There also is a soil slide just north of the bridge that requires the road to be closed at the slide area. A detour is in place using Route 973, Route 2022 (Pleasant Valley Road), Route 1001 (Rose Valley Road) and Route 1004 (Southard Road).
• A bridge is out on Route 1003 (Wallis Run Road) between Murray Road in Gamble Township and Wallis Run Road in Cascade Township. A detour is in place using Southard Road, Rose Valley Road, and Kellyburg Road. PennDOT will have a schedule in place this week for addressing this bridge.
• A temporary crossing with a series of pipes was constructed where a bridge was washed out on Route 1004 (Southard Road/Beech Valley Road/Field Station Road) between Route 14 in Lewis Township and Wallis Run Road in Gamble Township. A roadway restoration project was let today. Work will begin on Monday, November 7, and is expected to be completed on Tuesday, November 22. A permanent bridge is expected to be constructed during the 2017 construction season.

Sullivan County
• A bridge is out on Route 87 between Nortons Road and Elk Creek Road in Hillsgrove Township. A detour is in place using Route 220, Interstate 180 and Route 87. A plan is being developed to build a one-lane temporary bridge this winter with a traffic signal.
• Route 4010 (Hoppestown Road) between the Lycoming County line and Route 87 in Hillsgrove sustained roadway damage. A detour is in place using Route 220, I-180 and Route 87. A restoration project is expected to be bid in mid-November with estimated completion by the end of the year.
• A bridge is closed on Route 4001 (Elk Creek Road) between Thompson Lane in Hillsgrove Township and Route 154 in Elkland Township. The road also sustained damage. A detour is in place using Route 154 and Route 87. A restoration project is expected to be bid in mid-November with construction taking three-to-four weeks to complete.

PennDOT will provide further project details on these roads and bridges as more information becomes available.

1 comment :

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