CLEARFIELD – A traffic switch on some Clearfield bridges has been postponed a few days, as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) continues bridge preservation work in the area.
Repairs and preservation work on these bridges will keep them in useful service for years to come.
Traffic pattern changes are now scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 31 on two bridges along Route 879 (Clearfield Bypass).
One bridge spans the river and railroad, while the other bridge spans Route 322. The switch had been previously announced to take place on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Delays should be expected while barrier and crash attenuators are repositioned for the new traffic patterns. The new patterns will switch traffic from use of the center lanes to use of the outside lanes.
During the preservation work, two lanes of traffic are being maintained throughout the project time frame.
Swank Construction Co. of New Kensington, Pa., is the contractor on this $2.6 million project, which includes a total of four bridges on Route 879 between River Road and Park Avenue.
Motorists should be alert for slow moving traffic in and near each work zone. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Overall work includes deck repairs, rebar installation, concrete repairs joint sealing, strip seal dam replacement, epoxy surface treatment for bridge decks, paving, guide rail improvements, and miscellaneous items. Work is currently expected to be finished by the end of 2017.
PennDOT reminds drivers to be cautious in work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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