Reminder: Railroad Crossing Work Aug. 22-26 near Penfield

Detour will be in effect by 1 a.m., Aug. 22 

DUBOIS – PennDOT is reminding drivers that work to repair a railroad crossing on Route 153 in Huston Township is scheduled for Aug. 22-26. The road will be closed by 1 a.m. Aug. 22, as the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad oversees replacement of a railroad crossing near the village of Penfield.

A detour will be in effect for five days while the project is completed. The five-day closure includes Saturday and Sunday.

For the detour, northbound Route 153 motorists will use Interstate 80 west to Route 255 north at Exit 101 (DuBois/Penfield).

Drivers 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.

On Aug. 22, PennDOT Clearfield County Maintenance will replace and realign a deteriorated pipe near the crossing. The PennDOT crew will also perform saw-cutting work and prepare the roadway surface for new approaches.

Once that work is complete, a contractor for the 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.

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 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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