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Route 287 Bridge Replacement Project Set to Begin Next Week


Montoursville, PA – Motorists who travel Route 287 are advised that a bridge replacement project is set to begin next week in Cummings Township, Lycoming County. This project will replace the structure carrying Route 287 over Larry's Creek, approximately 5.6 miles north of the intersection with Route 973.

The bridge replacement is scheduled to be complete by late November 2023. During this project, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by a temporary traffic signal. An 11' width restriction will be in place for oversize vehicles.

Week of March 20

  • The contractor will begin setting traffic control.
  • The temporary traffic signal will be set to flash on Wednesday, March 22 with one lane in each direction will be maintained.

Week of March 27

  • On Tuesday, March 28, the temporary traffic signal will be activated and traffic will be restricted to a single lane across the bridge. This condition will exist until project completion.  

Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays, watch for changing traffic patterns, and drive with caution while entering the work zone.

Nestlerode Contracting Company Inc. is the prime contractor on this $2 million, bridge replacement project.

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