Great news! Route 15 Open at CSVT Interchange near Winfield
Montoursville, PA – Route 15 is now open to traffic in both directions at the scene of the crane crash that closed the road between Route 304 in Winfield, Union County and Route 11 in Monroe Township, Snyder County.
The left (passing) lane of Route 15 southbound is now open. Both lanes of Route 15 northbound opened earlier this morning.
The right (driving) lane of Route 15 southbound is expected to remain closed for the next several weeks.
Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the area.
The section of Route 15 in Union County closed since Wednesday night when a 74-ton steel girder fell across it at a bridge construction site is expected to be reopened sometime Saturday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says. Until Route 15 between Winfield and Shamokin Dam is reopened, PennDOT is using separate detours for north and southbound traffic.
Northbound traffic south of Selinsgrove is being directed to follow Routes 35, 104 and 45 into Lewisburg.
The detour for northbound motorist in Selinsgrove and beyond is Route 61 into Sunbury then Routes 11, 54 and Interstate80 back to Route 15 in the Milton area.
The detour for southbound traffic follows Route 304, 204, 522, Market Street in Selinsgrove and Route 35 back to Route 15.
Update as of 8/16/18 at 2:00 pm: This project is being postponed due to anticipated rain in tomorrow's forecast. PennDot will attempt to begin the work next Friday, 8/24. Again, please stay tuned to www.511pa.com for updates.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Beginning tomorrow night (8/17) at 9pm, PennDot will be shutting down I81 at the Welcome Center, mile marker 1.2, to proactively repair a potential sink hole. This closure is expected to cause major delays. The repair should take approximately 30 hours, but depending on the degree of damage to the roadway, could last throughout the weekend. Please check www.511pa.com for additional updates and information.
Full I-95 Traffic Stops Planned Next Week at Thornburg in Spotsylvania County
Overnight full traffic stops are scheduled on two evenings next week to continue work on the new Mudd Tavern Road overpass bridge on I-95. Northbound I-95 traffic will be stopped overnight on Wednesday, June 27, and southbound I-95 traffic will be stopped on Thursday, June 28. I-95 travelers are encouraged to use Route 1 or Route 301 to avoid delays overnight.
During the traffic stops, interstate traffic will be detoured to the Exit 118 off-ramp, directed across Mudd Tavern Road and guided back to the interstate. Message boards on I-95 and Route 1 will provide advance notice of lane closures and detour routes. Traffic signals along these routes are timed to accommodate increased traffic volumes. Virginia State Police will be assisting with traffic control in the work zone.
Weather permitting, lane closures have been scheduled at the following dates and times:
Wednesday, June 27 - I-95 Northbound
· Double lane closure begins at 9:30 p.m.
· Between midnight and 5 a.m., all I-95 northbound traffic will be detoured to take the Exit 118/Thornburg off-ramp, directed across Mudd Tavern Road and back to the on-ramp.
· All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.
· All lanes of I-95 southbound remain open on this evening.
Thursday, June 28 - I-95 Southbound
· Between midnight and 5 a.m., all I-95 southbound traffic will be detoured to take the Exit 118/Thornburg off-ramp, directed across Mudd Tavern Road and back to the on-ramp.
· All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.
· All lanes of I-95 northbound remain open on this evening.
If work is postponed on the evenings of Wednesday, June 27 or Thursday, June 28 due to inclement weather, the work zone and traffic stops will be rescheduled to occur overnight on Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2.
Local drivers should anticipate alternating, one-way traffic and flagging operations on Mudd Tavern Road during both nights. Local traffic will be able to access I-95. To avoid delays, drivers may use Exit 110/Ladysmith or Exit 126/Massaponax to enter or exit I-95 during the overnight hours. For additional information, please visit the project page.
Wolf Administration Opens First Driving PA Forward Grant Eligibility
PA State Clean Diesel Grant Program will be first to disburse funds from Volkswagen settlement
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin accepting grant applications to replace, repower, or retrofit fleet diesel-powered trucks, buses and other vehicles and equipment under the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant program. A portion of the funds available for the grants will be from the recently announced $118 million settlement from Volkswagen. Applications will be accepted beginning on May 19, 2018.
“We’re excited to be able to use settlement funds to strengthen this already successful grant program, and to kick off the first of our grant programs under Governor Wolf’s ‘Driving PA Forward’ initiative” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
Grants are available to both public and private entities, including school districts, local governments, and non-profit organizations.
“Whether it is a school district upgrading their school bus fleet or a private company repowering their delivery trucks, projects under the Clean Diesel grant program lead to cleaner air and lower emissions,” said McDonnell.
The application package, including guidance and application instructions, is available electronically on the DEP's Driving PA Forward webpage at www.dep.pa.gov/drivepaforward. The application package is also available by contacting Samantha Harmon at the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-9495.
DEP will accept online applications until 4:00 PM on July 6, 2018. A webinar on the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program will be held on June 6, 2018. See the program guidelines for registration information. Fax and email submissions of applications will not be accepted.
For more details on the Driving PA Forward program, please visit: www.dep.pa.gov/drivepaforward
Expect significant delays on I-95 southbound between Bruckner Interchange (Cross Bronx Expressway) and the start of the George Washington Bridge. Motorists are advised to expect up to a two-hour delay as two lanes are blocked due to an accident.
PA Turnpike Advises Motorists of Possible Delays in the Lehigh Tunnel
Night-time traffic paces planned for April 11 and 12.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) through the north and southbound Lehigh Tunnel that they may experience delays due to intermittent, 15-minute traffic stoppages scheduled between 11 p.m. on April 11 to 1 a.m. on April 12. The traffic stoppages, or paces, are necessary to allow crews to safely perform tunnel inspections and camera maintenance.
During each 15-minute stoppage, Turnpike maintenance will restrict Turnpike traffic to a speed of 20-25 miles an hour. Motorists in the area should be prepared for slow-moving and stopped traffic. Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions.
The Lehigh Tunnel is located at milepost A70-A71 between the Lehigh Valley, Exit 56, and Mahoning Valley, Exit 74, interchanges in Carbon County.
Message boards will be activated to update motorists of any changes to the schedule caused by inclement weather or unforeseen traffic conditions.
Motorists traveling on I-476 should stay alert when entering the tunnel and turn on their headlights. Drivers are also advised to slow down, keep an adequate distance from the vehicle ahead and never pass inside the tunnel. Customers who experience car trouble and cannot safely exit the tunnel should stay in the car, put on the hazard lights and wait for assistance. Tunnel personnel will monitor closed-circuit cameras and send help for disabled vehicles.
Today, Pottle’s Transportation LLC announced to their drivers they are starting the second quarter with a solid pay increase, new quarterly Incentive Pay for Safety and Fuel, and Longevity Pay.
To read the full press release, click HERE.
Traffic Alert - Expect Major Delays through April 4 on Northbound I-81 near West Virginia State Line
Drivers and dispatchers should expect significant traffic delays through the Easter holiday weekend on northbound Interstate 81 in Frederick County due to emergency bridge work in West Virginia. The right lane of I-81 northbound is expected to be closed 24 hours a day through Wednesday, April 4, about three miles north of the Virginia/West Virginia state line.
As of 4 p.m. Thursday, traffic was backed up about four miles into Frederick County, Virginia. VDOT anticipates that there will be significant congestion on Route 11 in the Winchester area, which parallels I-81, for the duration of the bridge work.
Northbound drivers should consider alternate routes including:
Interstate 66 or Route 7 to Route 340 northbound through Warren and Clarke counties;
I-81 exit 310 to Route 37 (Winchester bypass) to Route 522 northbound in Frederick County.
Variable message boards along the northbound I-81 and westbound I-66 corridors are warning drivers of the I-81 lane closure.
Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.
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