Thursday, June 18, 2020

Route 54 to be Closed Next Week near the Schuylkill/Northumberland County Line

PennDOT has announced that Route 54 near the Schuylkill/Northumberland County line will be closed next week for a project.

According to PennDOT District 3 Spokesperson Maggie Baker, Route 54 (Locust Gap Highway) in Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County, will be closed next week while a contractor removes a mine entrance. 

Locust Gap Highway will be closed from Route 901 (Mount Carmel Highway) Locust Summit to Route 4027 (Lavelle Road) in Locust Dale, Mount Carmel.

On Monday, June 22, the contractor, New Enterprise Stone and Lime, will close Route 54 to begin the project. A detour using Route 901 (Fairgrounds Road), Route 4024 (High Road), Route 4027 (Lavelle Road), Route 54 in Schuylkill County, will be in place.

Work is expected to be completed on July 10, weather permitting.

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