Beam Placement Set for Thursday on Route 219 Curry Run Bridge

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP – Travel delays will occur Thursday as a structurally deficient bridge is replaced about one mile south of Curry Run. The bridge spans Haslett Run on Route 219 in Greenwood Township.

The bridge is being replaced with a new composite beam structure and will shorten PennDOT’s list of structurally deficient bridges in Clearfield County. The new bridge will provide drivers with a smoother, safer and more efficient travel across a modern structure.

On Thursday, crews will be working to set bridge beams on the project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane for most of the day and stopped completely when each beam is lifted into position by a crane. Drivers need to be alert for flaggers in the roadway during daylight hours. Traffic stoppages could last up to 15 minutes at a time.

Overall this replacement project includes construction of the new bridge and approaches, roadway paving, drainage improvements and guide rail updates. All work is weather and schedule dependent. The new bridge will be finished in early November.

The Haslett Run Bridge was built in 1925, is 40 feet long and carries average daily traffic of 3,100 vehicles. Clearwater Construction Inc. of Mercer is the contractor on this $1.3 million project.

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