PENFIELD – Work to rehabilitate two bridges on Route 255 in Huston Township moves into winter shut-down this week, as temporary traffic controls are removed on the bridges. PennDOT expects to remove the temporary traffic signals and restore two-way traffic by the end of the day, Wednesday.
The southbound lanes of each bridge were repaired this year. The northbound lanes of the bridges will see rehabilitation work next year and traffic restrictions will be re-implemented at that time. Once work is totally complete, PennDOT will remove the bridges from the Clearfield County structurally deficient list. The repairs will also allow area drivers to enjoy safer travel on bridges that will remain in service for many years to come.
The first bridge spans Bennett Branch about two miles southwest of Penfield. The second bridge spans Heath Run about three miles southwest of Penfield. Both bridges were built in 1930 and carry more than 6,000 vehicles each day.
These bridges are the first two of five Clearfield County bridges on a $1.8 million rehabilitation contract with Swank Construction Company of New Kensington. 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.
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