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Investigation Press Release 05-14-21
From: Roger Van Loan, Chief of Police
Date: Tuesday May 4, 2021
Subject: State Route 487 Construction Project Detour
The Town of Bloomsburg Police Department would like to remind all motorists that State Route 487 between East Main Street and the Susquehanna River will be under construction until the fall of 2022. The construction project and the change in traffic patterns are the sole responsibility of PennDOT. During this period, there will be detour routes in place requiring all motorist to be aware of new traffic patterns.
One area of note is Sixth Street between Market Street and East Street. Sixth Street is now one-way, east bound, with no stop signs in place for Sixth Street traffic. All streets crossing Sixth Street have stop signs in place. Motorist need to be aware that they must stop if they are on a street that intersects with Sixth Street.
Additionally, there are signs posted in various locations indicating the detour route for traffic using SR 487. Motorist who intend to travel SR 487 must follow the detour as indicated by the posted signs. The exception, as noted on the posted signs, is local traffic. Local traffic is traffic needing to access the immediate area.
The Bloomsburg Police have been receiving numerous complaints of a large volume of traffic utilizing our narrow residential streets to avoid following the posted detour. This excessive traffic is a safety and quality of life issue for the residents living in these neighborhoods. Motorist need to be aware that failure to follow the posted detour can result in a citation for “Failure to Obey Traffic Control Devices”. The fine is $150.00 plus additional court costs.
Speeding complaints have also increased. The speed limit on Bloomsburg residential streets is 25
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2021
Bloomsburg Reconstruction Project Continues in Columbia County
Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that the initial phase of the Bloomsburg reconstruction project will begin this week in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, weather depending.
On Tuesday, April 27, the detour route will be established with construction to begin Wednesday April 28. Traffic will be detoured around the work area, which will be located on Route 487 (Poplar Street) between Peach Avenue and Sixth Street / Columbia Boulevard (Route 11). The following detours will be in place with signs to assist travelers:
Route 487 traffic traveling north and continuing to Route 487 will be detoured onto Fort McClure Boulevard, Market Street, Main Street (Route 11); southbound 487 will be the reverse order.
Route 487 truck traffic traveling north to Route 11 will be detoured onto Fort McClure Boulevard, Market Street, and Main Street (Route 11).
Route 487 car traffic traveling north to Route 11 will be detoured onto Fort McClure Boulevard and Market Street; Route 11 north traffic will follow East Sixth Street; Route 11 south traffic will continue on Market Street to Main Street (Route 11).
Route 11 traffic traveling south to Route 487 south will be detoured onto East Street (Route 11), Main Street (Route 11), Market Street, Fort McClure Boulevard.
Route 11 traffic traveling north to Route 487 south will be detoured onto Market Street, Fort McClure Boulevard.
HRI, Inc., is the primary contractor for the $6.8 million reconstruction project, which includes drainage improvements, roadway resurfacing, tree removal and replacement, new concrete curb and sidewalks, traffic signal upgrades, highway lighting, and other miscellaneous work. For more information including maps of the detours and construction area visit: https://www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-3/ConstructionsProjectsAndRoadwork/Pages/default.aspx or enter Bloomsburg 0011-114 into your web browser.
Work on this project
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2021
Route 11 Reconstruction Project Set to Begin in Bloomsburg, Columbia County
Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that preparation work for the upcoming Route 11 reconstruction project will take place next week in Bloomsburg, Columbia County.
On Monday, April 19, temporary traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Route 11 (Main Street) and Market Street and the intersection of Market Street and Sixth Street. Motorists can expect single lane conditions with flagging in the areas where work is being performed.
On Monday, April 26, phase I is tentatively expected to begin. Traffic will be detoured around the work area, which will be located on Route 487 (Poplar Avenue) between Peach Avenue and 6th Street / Columbia Boulevard. The following detours will be in place.
Traffic wishing to remain on 487 will use Fort McClure Boulevard, Market Street, Main Street, back to East Street.
Route 487 and Route 11 truck detour will use Fort McClure Boulevard, Market Street, and Main Street (Route 11).
Route 487 and Route 11 car detour will use Fort McClure Boulevard, Market Street, and East 6th Street.
HRI, Inc., is the primary contractor for the $6.8 million reconstruction project, which includes drainage improvements, roadway resurfacing, tree removal and replacement, new concrete curb and sidewalks, traffic signal upgrades, highway lighting, and other miscellaneous work.
Work on this project is expected to be completed in October of 2022, weather permitting.
From: Roger Van Loan, Chief of Police
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Subject: Parking Restrictions and Road Closures Notice
The Bloomsburg Police Department is notifying all residents that UGI will be conducting a natural gas replacement project in the Town of Bloomsburg. The project begins Monday, March 15, 2021 and should be completed by the end of May 2021. The streets involved in this project are:
West Street, between West Fourth Street and West Main Street
West Fourth Street, between West Street and Market Street
West Third Street, between West Street and Market Street
During the duration of this project, residents can expect there will be parking restrictions, road closures and detours at different times of the project. UGI will post those areas where parking restrictions are in place no less than twelve hours in advance of the restricted parking. Those vehicles that are found in restricted parking areas and in conflict with the construction project may be subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense.
In an effort to assist residents living on the streets listed above and allow for more parking options, the Bloomsburg Police Department will not be enforcing street maintenance days during the duration of the project on those streets.
A media release from UGI related to this project is attached. Please monitor our Facebook page and our webpages at www.bloompd.com or www.bloomsburgpa.org for information of importance to the community.
UGI Press Release