Route 322 Bridge Replacement Continues near Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG – Replacement work on a Route 322 bridge near Philipsburg is continuing with a traffic switch coming next week, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Clearfield County’s structurally deficient list.

On June 20, traffic will be switching from the existing bridge to the temporary roadway and recently completed portion of the new bridge.  Through Tuesday, traffic will be controlled by flaggers while the switch takes place. All work is weather dependent.

The bridge is located on Route 322, about 1.5 miles west of Philipsburg. The 75-foot bridge dates from 1937 and spans Laurel Run. Average daily traffic along Route 322 in this area exceeds 11,000 vehicles.

Other project work includes water line relocation, guide rail installation, pavement markings and miscellaneous items.  All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Clearwater Construction of Mercer is the contractor on this $3.3 million project. The new bridge is expected to be complete in mid-October.

Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, 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 825 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.

For PennDOT regional information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

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