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Lane Restriction to Begin Next Week on Interstate 80 in Hemlock Township, Columbia County


Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised that a lane restriction will begin next week on Interstate 80 westbound approximately 1,000-feet of shoulder will be restricted near mile marker 235, which is approximately 1.5 miles west of Exit 236 (Bloomsburg / Lightstreet / Route 487), in Hemlock Township, Columbia County, for an embankment stabilization project.

Starting on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 7:00 PM, the contractor, New Enterprise Stone and Lime, Co., will begin work on an embankment stabilization project.

Traffic Impacts

  • Interstate 80 westbound right (driving) lane to be restricted.
  • Interstate 80 westbound on-ramp from Route 487 (Lightstreet) will be closed.

Route 487 to Interstate 80 westbound Detour
  • Route 487 northbound traffic to Interstate 80 westbound will use Route 487 to Bloomsburg, Route 42 to Interstate 80 westbound (Red Detour). 
  • Route 487 southbound traffic to Interstate 80 westbound will use an alternate route.

Work will be performed 24-hours a day. Motorists should be alert, slow down, expect delays in travel, watch for stopped or slow-moving vehicle, watch for lane changes, and drive with caution through the work zone.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime, Co. is the prime contractor for this emergency embankment stabilization project. Work includes driving steel piles for embankment protection near Fishing Creek. Work on this project is expected to be completed by July of 2023, weather permitting.

Motorists should be alert, slow down, and drive with caution through the work zone.

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