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Railroad Work Scheduled near McVeytown


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that the Norfolk Southern Railroad will be working next week to replace a crossing near McVeytown on John Street (Route 3014). The two-track crossing is in the village of Mattawanna, east of McVeytown.  

Work is currently scheduled to take place Monday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 18 during daylight hours. John Street will be closed at the location of the crossing and an official detour will be in place on a 24/7 basis during the 3-day work schedule. The detour will direct drivers to use Route 103, Business Route 22, and Route 22/522. Drivers familiar with the area may choose alternate routes. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to move through the work zone, but all other vehicles must follow the detour.

Work is expected to be complete late in the day September 18. This section of John Street will be re-opened as quickly as possible once work is finished.

Work at the railroad crossing will consist of removing the existing timber and bituminous material and reconstructing the crossing with new bituminous material.

PennDOT reminds drivers to follow official detour signs, use caution in work zones, approach railroad crossings with care, and to “Always expect a train.”

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