For Immediate Release
HARRISBURG – State Senators John Gordner (R-27) and Gene Yaw (R-23) today joined PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch and other area legislators to endorse a plan dedicating over half-billion dollars towards the completion of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway (CSVT) project.
During a Wednesday morning press conference at the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, Schoch announced that the Corbett Administration, as part of its proposed 2013-14 Transportation Funding Plan, will allocate $558 million dollars for the Valley’s 12.4 mile project over the next 10 years.
The CSVT represents the single largest economic development project in the Susquehanna Valley spanning two Senatorial Districts.
If approved by the General Assembly, the Department of Transportation plans to fund and construct the CSVT between the Selinsgrove Interchange of US 11/15 in Monroe Township, Snyder County, and the PA 45 Interchange on PA 147 in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County.
The project will consist of the construction of a four-lane divided, limited access highway beginning at the existing Selinsgrove Bypass stub of US 11/15 and extending North. The plan also includes construction of a one-mile bridge spanning across the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, between Winfield and Point Township, and ending at the PA 45 Interchange on PA 147.