PennDOT Issues Update on Status of Route 970 in Clearfield County

CLEARFIELD – Route 970 in Clearfield County at the Interstate 80, Woodland/123 interchange remains closed at this time and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is offering the following update:

A contractor will begin work tomorrow, Feb. 26, which will lead to the full re-opening of Route 970 at the I-80 interchange area.

PennDOT anticipates that the closure on Route 970 will be lifted sometime next week. The road was closed yesterday when the I-80 eastbound bridge spanning Route 970 was damaged after being struck by a vehicle.

Additionally, the right/travel lane of the bridge on I-80 eastbound remains closed, with traffic using the bridge’s left/passing lane. Long-term traffic control for this lane restriction will be set tomorrow, Feb. 26.

Area drivers needing to access I-80 should use the Clearfield/120 interchange. Drivers needing to travel to the Shawville area or to Route 970 north of I-80 can reach those destinations via Route 879.

Message boards along I-80 and Route 970 are alerting motorists to the closure on Route 970 and to the restriction on eastbound I-80.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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 770 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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