The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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August 21, 2007

Route 147 to remain closed today

PennDOT’s contractor, HRI Inc. closed Route 147 Monday night to work on an area that had been the site of a massive rock slide.

Traffic will be directed onto a signed detour using Brush Valley Road (State Route 4018), Route 890 and Route 61.

The contractor will use Americus Fire Company to water-blast and remove loose rock on the east embankment adjacent to the roadway.

The contractor will remove the fallen rock and clean up the roadway.

This work is in preparation for installation of a rock-fall fence at the site. Route 147 is expected to remain closed Tuesday.

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