Sunbury Veterans Bridge to get median
SUNBURY – PennDOT announced Friday morning that a new median will be added to the Veterans Memorial Bridge at Sunbury. The safety project will start Monday and involve reducing the size of the existing east and westbound lanes of Route 61. Then a median strip will be added to the bridge.
The safety project follows a double fatality on the bridge last year where a father and son were killed in a head-on crash. PennDOT rejected the more intensive concrete barrier idea, which was discussed after the crash last July. PennDOT’s Rick Mason said the goal of the narrow middle lane will be to be more forgiving of driver error.