PennDOT is planning a project to reconstruct State Route 11 (East Street) and State 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, 6th 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 street scape project to construct sidewalks and street scape lighting, which will be incorporated into the PennDOT project.
The roadway will be reconstructed with closures and a posted detour. The roadway will be reconstructed in sections 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 work tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring 2021. The project contractor will host another public meeting in early 2021 and prior to construction to present the proposed project construction schedule.