Work on the railroad grade crossing on Commerce Park Drive in Williamsport will begin a day early, starting at 3 p.m. May 28. It will be down to single-lane traffic during construction until June 3.

The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) will reconstruct its railroad grade crossing at the Faxon Exit, which is part of the Lycoming Valley Railroad operations.

Access to Water Tower Square, Planet Fitness, and other businesses will continue over a flagged, temporary one-lane crossing.

Jannotti Rail Consulting Inc. is the track engineer, Railroad Constructors, Inc. from New Jersey is the track contractor, and Glenn O. Hawbaker is the paving contractor. The SEDA-COG JRA owns the track and Lycoming Valley Railroad is the operator.

The SEDA-COG JRA was formed in 1983 by the forward-looking efforts of its eight member counties to save rail lines and service abandoned by Conrail. The JRA’s public-private partnership was recognized by the World Bank as a model for public-private partnerships to stimulate rural economic development. Since 2004, the JRA has invested or leveraged over $46 million in rail capital projects with over 40 public and private partners. For more information, visit