Fourth set of bids latest milestone for Susquehanna Valley Thruway project

They are more than just bids on paper.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently opened bids for the fourth contract of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project. The bids pertain to paving of the new alignment of the project’s northern section from Route 15 south of Winfield, in Union County, to the existing four-lane section of Route 147, south of Montandon, in Northumberland County.

Work begins next year with completion set for 2022, at which time the northern section of the thruway will be open to traffic.

Meanwhile, the southern section of the thruway that will connect Route 15 at a Route 61 connection is in the design phase.

The long-overdue, modern Route 15 north of Shamokin Dam is finally becoming visible.