Bids Opened for First Contract of CSVT Southern Section

SHAMOKIN DAM – Work on southern section of the CSVT is a big step closer to getting underway. PennDOT announced Friday bids were opened for the first contracts involving the southern section of the new highway.

PennDOT says so far, three bids have been submitted, including the apparent low bid of $115.2 million submitted by Trumbull Corporation of Pittsburgh. PennDOT anticipates awarding a contract within the next few weeks.

Work is expected to begin this summer, with completion anticipated in 2025. The entire southern section is anticipated to be fully opened in 2027.

This first contract covers the earthwork for the roughly six miles of a new four-lane, limited access highway in Shamokin Dam and Monroe Township, Snyder County. The contract also includes construction of a new bridge to carry Sunbury Road over the new highway.

In addition, improvements will be made to local roads under this contract, such as reconfiguring Park and Fisher Roads, and Colonial Drive, replacing the Mill Road/App Road/Airport Road intersection with two roundabouts, and a new traffic signal.  There will also be new turning lanes at the Route 204/Mill Road intersection.

Meanwhile, PennDOT also says work is resuming on the northern section in the areas of Winfield and Point Township, Northumberland County, and is anticipated to open to traffic later this year.

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