PennDOT Announces Bridge Replacement Project for Jefferson County
August 16, 2013
– PennDOT District 10 announced today that funding has been secured for
the replacement of the bridge carrying Route 949 over Clear Creek in
Heath Township, Jefferson County.
The bridge, near Clear Creek State Park, was damaged in the flooding on June 27
and has been closed since that date. This bridge, built in 1950,
carries approximately 275 vehicles per day, predominantly into Clear
Creek State Park.
10 personnel have been working on securing funding for the estimated $1
million to $3 million emergency bridge replacement project since the
bridge closed. The funding has been secured and preliminary engineering
has begun on the project. It is anticipated that a construction contract
will be in place and work will begin before the end of this year.
is hopeful that the new bridge will offer service to Clear Creek State
Park by the 2014 Fourth of July holiday. Late-season bridge
construction offers challenges, due to weather, and more concrete
information will become available once the bridge is designed.