Southern Section Public Meeting – February 2017

PennDOT hosted a public meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Selinsgrove Middle School to provide updates and seek input on recent design changes and current challenges on the CSVT Southern Section. In particular, public input is needed to modify the project alignment between Fisher Road and Sunbury Road, based on the recently identified need to avoid constructing the new highway on existing fly ash waste basins.

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River Bridge Construction

To view aerial photos of the construction of the new bridge over the West Branch Susquehanna River as of Summer 2016, click here.

May 2016 Groundbreaking Ceremony

On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the first contract of the $670 million Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project (CSVT). A $156 million river bridge is the first of several construction improvements planned as part of the project... to read this press release in it's entirety please click here

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Project Status Update

While the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) Project has been delayed in the past by a lack of funding, the state’s passage of a comprehensive transportation funding plan (Act 89) in November 2013 will allow PennDOT to allocate sufficient funding to complete this $670 million project (estimated total cost based on anticipated year of expenditure). With funding identified, PennDOT reactivated work in late 2013 on the activities that must be completed before construction of the CSVT Project can begin.




Project Description

A new 4-lane limited access highway, approximately 13 miles long and separated into 2 sections:


Northern Section


– Connects PA 147 south of Montandon to US 15 south of Winfield

– Includes 4500-ft-long bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River


Southern Section


– Connects US 15 south of Winfield to US 11/15 north of Selinsgrove

– Includes connector from new highway to PA 61 (Veterans Memorial Bridge)

Project Purpose

- To separate trucks and through traffic from local traffic
- To reduce congestion and accommodate growth
- To improve safety


Southern Section Final Design Kick Off Meeting

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Selinsgrove Middle School

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Anticipated Project Schedule

The project is currently planned to be completed through a series of 7 construction contracts (3 for the Northern Section and 4 for the Southern Section).


The first section to be constructed will be the Northern Section, and the first contract is for construction of the river bridge, with work planned to begin in late 2015.


The entire project is currently anticipated to be completed by 2024, but possible methods of accelerating completion will be considered throughout project development.


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Other Important Information

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