From April 19 through May 20, 2024, the public is invited to review and comment on a draft list of priority surface transportation projects for Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties for the years 2025 through 2028. This four-year priority project list, known as the 2025–2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), was prepared by the region’s transportation planning agency, the SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and local officials.  

The TIP lists federally funded projects and regionally significant, non-federally funded projects programmed for implementation. The TIP helps both the transportation community and the public to track the use of state, federal, and local transportation funds. The TIP also helps MPO members, local governments, and other transportation stakeholders to establish a transportation program that implements the goals of the region’s long-range transportation plan. 

The draft SEDA-COG TIP includes more than 260 highway and bridge projects valued at $521 million that are expected to be undertaken over the next four years. Some major projects on the draft TIP include:  

  • The Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project. 
  • Corridor-wide safety improvements for State Route 54 in Montour County and a slide repair for State Route 120 in Clinton County. 
  • Resurfacing portions of US Route 22 in Mifflin County, US Route 522 in Mifflin County, State Route 61 in Northumberland County, US Route 11 in Snyder County, and Interstate 80 in Union County.  
  • Rehabilitating four bridges on Interstate 80 in Montour County, the US Route 11 bridge over the Susquehanna River in Northumberland County, the State Route 239 bridge over Fishing Creek in Columbia County, and the State Route 225 bridge over Mahantango Creek in Northumberland County.  

The TIP includes 23 local bridges ─ one in Clinton County, six in Columbia County, two in Mifflin County, five in Montour County, two in Northumberland County, four in Snyder County, and three in Union County. Additional new local bridge projects may be addressed through the TIP in the future, using cost savings or special initiatives.  

A Public Transit TIP also has been drafted by the SEDA-COG MPO and area transit agencies and includes transit projects worth $5 million for Call A Ride Service Inc. in Mifflin and Juniata counties, Lower Anthracite Transit System in Northumberland County, and Geisinger Health System for the LIFE Geisinger Program. 

The SEDA-COG MPO offers several options for public input: attend a public meeting with the opportunity to speak to regional planners in person, participate in the meeting virtually, or comment via the SEDA-COG website or by email or U.S. Mail.  

Public Meeting: A public meeting will be held on May 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Union County Government Center, 155 N. 15th St., Lewisburg. Regional transportation planners will share information about the draft 2025-2028 TIP and how it was prepared. The government center is accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting should contact Kristin McLaughlin at 570-524-4491, TTY: 711, or no later than 48 hours before the meeting.   

Virtual Participation: The public can participate in the meeting and submit comments via teleconference or videoconference using the following log-in info:  
Teleconference: (650) 419-1505; Meeting ID: 068674643 

Website: The draft TIP can be viewed at SEDA-COG’s transportation website,, by clicking on Transportation Improvement Program. Comments can be submitted by clicking the Transportation Comments link or Contact Us button on the website.  

Other Contact Info: Comments may be submitted by U.S. Mail to Kristin McLaughlin, Transportation Planner, SEDA-COG MPO, 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, or by email at  

Deadline: All comments on the draft TIP must be received by 4 p.m. on May 20, 2024 and should include the name and address of the commenter.  

The SEDA-COG MPO works with local governments, businesses, and nonprofits to establish the region’s transportation priorities. Priority highway, bridge, and transit projects for the next four-year period are detailed in the TIP and updated by SEDA-COG every two years in partnership with the PennDOT and local and regional transportation stakeholders.