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After 3½ Months, Susquehanna Rd. Access to Pa. Turnpike is Reopened

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By Brad Segall

ABINGTON, Pa. (CBS) — There’s good news for drivers who use Susquehanna Road in Abington Township to get to the Pennsylvania Turnpike: a three-month-long construction project that closed a stretch of the road is completed.

Penndot says the stretch of Susquehanna Road between Easton Road and Fitzwatertown Road was reopened to traffic this afternoon. It was shut down in mid-May for a joint project involving Abington Township and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Crews spent most of the summer installing a culvert to help reduce flooding along the Sandy Run Creek.  That will provide an additional waterway opening under Susquehanna Road to allow more storm water to flow under the roadway.

The stretch of road which carries hundreds of cars a day to the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike at Virginia Drive was shut down 24 hours a day, forcing drivers to find alternate routes to get around the construction (see previous story).