PennDOT to Host Public Meeting for Routes 11 and 487 Reconstruction Project in Bloomsburg

From PennDOT

PennDOT Engineering District 3 will host a public meeting for the Routes 11 and 487 Reconstruction Project in the Town of Bloomsburg. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Monty’s, located on the campus of Bloomsburg University.

The purpose of the meeting is to present plans to reconstruct Route 11 (East Street) and Route 487 (East/Poplar Street and Ferry Road) curb-to-curb from Main Street to the Susquehanna River Bridge. State Route 11 (Columbia Boulevard) from 6th Street to Park Street will be milled and resurfaced. The existing traffic signals at the 5th Street, 6th Street and 7th Street intersections with East Street will be replaced. The existing curb lines and curb ramps will be rebuilt, and the existing drainage system will be improved. The Town of Bloomsburg is developing a streetscape project to construct sidewalks and streetscape lighting, which will be incorporated into the PennDOT project.

The roadway will be reconstructed with phased closures and a posted detour. The roadway will be reconstructed in short phases such that the entire roadway length will not be closed for the full project duration.

The project will be constructed over a period of three construction seasons with winter shutdowns. Work tentatively is scheduled to begin in the spring 2021. The project contractor will host another public meeting in early 2021 and prior to the start of construction to present the proposed phasing of the construction schedule.

If you have questions regarding this study, or if you require special accommodations, please contact Mr. Justin Gochenauer, PennDOT Project Manager, at [email protected], or at (717) 221-2010.