Section of Route 53 in Clearfield County Has Re-opened

Temporary signal is enforcing a one-lane pattern

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that a section of Route 53 in Clearfield County was re-opened today around 2 p.m.

Temporary traffic signals are in place to enforce a one-lane, alternating traffic pattern along this section of Route 53, which is north of Kylertown and near the Clearfield/Centre County line.

The lane width is 13 feet, 6 inches.

Extreme, wet weather in mid-September, created a slide condition that forced the roadway closure. PennDOT thanks area drivers for their patience during this time.

PennDOT will make repairs to the slope alongside the road but those repairs will not take place immediately. Until repairs can be done, this long-term restriction will remain in place.

PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting

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