Little Roaring Creek Road bridge work starts on Monday

A state Department of Transportation bridge crew in Northumberland County will begin a bridge replacement project on Route 2001 (Little Roaring Creek Road) at the Northumberland/Montour county line on Monday.

The existing 33-foot-long bridge was built in 1900 and is classified as structurally deficient.

It carries the road over Little Roaring Creek, about a mile south of Boyd Station Road or about 2.5 miles north of Route 54, and connects Rush and Mayberry townships.

The work will include redirecting Little Roaring Creek, removing the existing bridge, placing a new precast rigid-frame box culvert, pouring new curbs, upgrading guiderail and paving the box and both roadway approaches.

While the work is underway, the road will be closed and traffic detoured to Sharp Ridge Road and Susquehanna Road. The detour also begins Monday.

The new bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by late July.

New Route 414 bridge in Bradford County open

The new bridge on Route 414, one-quarter mile east of the intersection with Route 514 in Franklin Township, Bradford County, opened to traffic on Thursday.

Remaining work to be done on the project includes placement of the top layer of blacktop at the bridge approaches, guiderail installation, removal of the temporary roadway and bridge, and tree plantings.

Remaining work will be done under traffic.

The $2,319,516 project is scheduled to be completed by July 11.

The bridge replaced at this location over the North Branch of Towanda Creek was built in 1956 and was classified as structurally deficient.