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SB Route 849 to be Closed Wednesday in Newport, Perry County, for Emergency Bridge Repairs


Detour to be in place for several weeks

Harrisburg, PA – Motorists in Perry County are advised southbound Route 849 is expected to be closed this Wednesday, March 20, between Mulberry Street and Bloomfield Avenue in Newport Borough so emergency repairs can be made to the bridge spanning Little Buffalo Creek.

A detour will be in place. Motorists should take westbound Route 22 from Route 34 just north of Newport to westbound Route 17, to southbound Route 74 to eastbound Route 274 to northbound Route 34 to Route 849 south of the closure.

Northbound Route 849 will remain open. This work is expected take two-to-three weeks to complete.

An update will be issued when the detour is lifted.

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Contact: Dave Thompson,, 717-418-5018


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