KINGSTON TWP. — A four-lane traffic shift on South Memorial Highway near the intersection with South Main Street will remain in effect until early winter, a spokesperson at PennDOT said Tuesday.
The stretch of the heavily traveled highway has maintained the traffic lane shift since early spring as a bridge replacement project on adjourning South Main Street continues.
The county-owned bridge on a municipal-owned road was damaged during the flooding in June 2006, Kathleen Sebastian, Kingston Township manager said.
Currently, utility crews are working to move a sewer line that is located about 20 feet below creek bed, said James May, spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
May said the fact the sewer line was under Toby Creek is not unusual.
“It is common to cross under a waterway to get a utility from one side to another,” he said.
May estimates the lane shift will be removed in late fall or early winter.
The bridge construction is tentatively slated for completion in spring 2017, he said.
May said the $1.9 million project contract was awarded to Fabcor Inc. in Jessup.