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.