Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Routes 54 & 642 Safety Improvements in Danville

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is advancing a safety improvement project at the intersections of Route 54 and 642 in Valley Township, Montour County that began in 2015. Following several public meetings, a study was conducted with a community advisory committee to identify and evaluate alternative improvements to the Route 54 corridor between the Route 642 east and west intersections. A recommended alternative will be presented at public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at Danville Middle School, located at 252 Northumberland Rd. (Rt. 11) in Danville.  

The alternative removes a proposed roundabout along Jerseytown Road. The plan is available on PennDOT’s website. Included in the public meeting will be explanations of the design, benefits of this plan over previous configuations, as well as a simulation of traffic flow. The project is expected to begin in 2021 and take two years to complete at a cost of $16 million.