State Route 739 closure delayed by storm

Delaware Township. PennDOT expects its pipe replacement work will be done this weekend.

| 14 Oct 2020 | 03:20

Pipe replacement work on State Route 739 in Delaware Township has been delayed, according to Rich Roman of PennDOT’s Engineering District 4.

“Due to the weather forecast, impacts from Hurricane Delta, and out of an abundance of caution for our contractor and the traveling public, we feel it prudent to delay this work,” he said in an email on Oct. 10. “On Tuesday, we will reconvene our team, look at the 7- to 10-day forecast, and develop a plan for the replacement of the pipe. We are identifying next weekend to do the work but that has not been settled on.”

Route 739 was originally supposed to be closed between Pine Crest Road and Abbey Lane from Oct. 11 to 13.

The next meeting of the Pike County Road Task Force will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, on Zoom. The following is the login/call-in information for the meeting:

Meeting ID: 666 400 2837

Passcode: rtf102

Contractors will be working 24 hours per day during the short-term detour, which is as follows:

● SR 739 North: Right onto SR 2001 (Milford Road), Left onto SR 2006 (Log Tavern Road) to SR 739.

● SR 739 South: Left onto SR 2006 (Log Tavern Road), Right onto SR 2001 (Milford Road) to SR 739.

Intermittent single lane closures will also be necessary to complete the work through Friday, Oct. 16.

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