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Project Overview

Project to improve PA 61 between University Drive and Brick Hill Road in Orwigsburg Borough, North Manheim and West Brunswick townships, Schuylkill County.

Work on the project includes roadway milling, patching, paving, bridge deck waterproofing, new guiderail, and line painting.

The project began in May 2021 and was originally slated to be complete by the end of November 2021. Due to supply chain and staffing issues experienced by the contractor, the project is now estimated to be complete in late spring of 2022.

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Project Contact

Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A. 

610-871-4555 |

District Press Officer

Project Statistics

Contract Cost: $6,176,177.

Prime Contractor: Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Pa.

Detour Information

​No scheduled detours. Motorists can anticipate lane restrictions on this section of PA 61 during the project and can visit to check for traffic delay information. Updates will be provided whenever traffic patterns change.