Montoursville, PA – PennDOT continues with damage assessments and recovery efforts related to flooding that occurred over the last several weeks in District 3’s northcentral region.
The most recent rain event caused significant damage in portions of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan and Bradford counties. As of the middle of this week, there were a total of 41 roads closed due to flooding in these counties.
PennDOT crews have been working long hours assessing damage and completing bridge inspections, as well as implementing short- and long-term repairs.
Several contracts have been initiated for emergency projects related to recent flooding.
In Lycoming County, a $790,000 contract was started to stabilize the embankment along Route 87 just north of Route 973 in Plunketts Creek Township. A $81,500 contract to stabilize Route 220 and prevent the stream from jumping the embankment near Glen Mawr was let today. This work is associated with flooding that occurred on July 25.
Contractors also have begun work to reopen three roads damaged during the August 13-14 flooding. This includes Route 2002 (Main Street) in the Nordmont area of Sullivan County; Route 220 in New Albany, Bradford County, and Route 4049 (Central Road/Elk Grove Road) in Sugarloaf Township, Columbia County.
The department currently is preparing more than 60 plans for contracts to be advertised within the next few weeks for repairs related to the flooding.
In addition to these contracts, district department forces have been working at numerous sites throughout the flood-damaged area.
Recovery efforts will continue until all flood-impacted roads in the region can be opened to traffic.
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