The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 5, 2013

Routes 54-11 detour will remain for crane work

By Karen Blackledge
The Danville News

— DANVILLE — Those familiar orange cones and orange and white barrels, in place since July, will remain longer than anticipated.

“We were trying to target Wednesday, however, the railroad wants to do work this weekend,” said Mike Plants, project supervisor for Susquehanna Supply Co. of Williamsport — the contractor building a flood control structure at Routes 54 and 11.

He said the North Shore Railroad work involves Susquehanna Supply providing a crane to lift two 22-ton precast concrete units.

Plants said the detour at the intersection, which limits the three lanes to two lanes, is expected to continue through Nov. 12 or Nov. 13 because of the railroad work related to the floodwall project.

Plants said the railroad work also depends on the weather.

Earlier, people at the job site were optimistic the detour could be lifted sometime this week.

On Monday, subcontractor Eastern Industries was doing milling work on Route 11.

Plants said 12 Susquehanna Supply workers remain on the project.

He expects Eastern Industries to start paving today.

One lane at the intersection has been closed since July 23.

Susquehanna Supply is building a removal stop-log structure that can be installed quickly during high water.