The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 19, 2013

Work on two bridges could affect local traffic

By Ashley Wislock
The Daily Item

— SUNBURY — Two local bridges are undergoing repairs, which could tie up traffic.

The ramps on the Sunbury side of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be part of a milling and paving project which began Thursday evening and will continue next week from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, according to PennDOT.

The newly resurfaced ramps will “provide a smoother ride and skid resistance,” according to PennDOT The emergency ramps will aid in traffic backups if there is a crash on the bridge.”

The work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30 and is part of the more than $2.4 million resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project taking place on  Route 15 in Snyder County, according to PennDOT.

The Barry King Bridge, which connects Northumberland and Union Township in Union County, will also be under construction Tuesday and Wednesday, with a PennDOT bridge crew will set up traffic control starting at 7 a.m. each day.

Flaggers will be controlling traffic during the deck repairs, which are expected to cause “heavy delays,” according to PennDOT.

PennDOT advises motorists to find alternative routes during both projects.