Railroad Crossing Work to Start Aug. 22 in Penfield

Detour will be in effect as repairs take place

DUBOIS – Work to repair a railroad crossing on Route 153 (Hooverstown Road) in Huston Township is scheduled for Aug. 22-26. Crews from the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad will be working to replace the highway railroad crossing in the village of Penfield.

A detour will be in effect for five days while the project is completed.

Northbound Route 153 motorists will use Interstate 80 west to Route 255 north at Exit 101 (DuBois/Penfield). Those traveling southbound will use Route 255 south to I-80 east at Exit 111 (Clearfield/Penfield) where they will rejoin Route 153 south. All work is weather dependent.

A contractor for Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad will remove the existing concrete surface, re-establish the rail base and install a new bituminous surface. The rail work is expected to be complete late Aug. 25, allowing for traffic on the roadway on the morning of Aug. 26.

Meanwhile, on Aug. 22, a crew from PennDOT Clearfield County Maintenance will replace and realign a deteriorated pipe near the crossing. They will also complete saw-cutting work and prepare the roadway surface for new approaches.

PennDOT reminds drivers to follow official detour signing, 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 700 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA Web site.

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