Bridge Rehab Work in Clearfield County
May 19, 2014
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County bridge
rehabilitation work is continuing, with work on a Route 153 bridge near Houtzdale
set to start next week. When work is complete, PennDOT will remove the bridge
from Clearfield County’s structurally deficient list. The repairs will also
allow area drivers to enjoy safer travel on a bridge that will remain in
service for many years to come.
The Route 153 bridge
is located 2 miles south of Houtzdale and spans White Side Run. The bridge was
built in 1931, is 34 feet long and carries over 2,300 vehicles each day.
Temporary traffic signals
were put in place on Thursday, May 15 and are in flash mode. When
rehabilitation work starts Tuesday, May 20, the signals will be fully
operational, enforcing an alternating traffic pattern. Work will continue into
The White Side Run
bridge is one of five structures on a $1.8 million bridge preservation
contract. The other bridges include two on Route 255 southwest of Penfield. One
spans Bennett Branch and the other spans Heath Run. The temporary signals have
been removed from these work zones. Paving on these two bridges will take place
Monday, May 19, during daylight hours. An alternating traffic pattern will be
controlled by flaggers during the paving operation.
Work is also
continuing on a Route 253 bridge near the village of Allemans, with temporary
traffic signals in use through mid-June. The fifth bridge
is on Route 729 bridge near Kerrmor. Work on this bridge is expected to start
later this spring.
Company of New Kensington is the contractor on this project. Overall work
includes substructure and superstructure repairs, new guide rail, and paving. All
work is weather and schedule dependent.
Drivers are reminded
to use caution through all construction zones, obey posted speed limits, and
always buckle up.
Motorists can check
conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available
24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic
speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also
available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the
511PA website. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.