BURNSIDE – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that work to repair a bridge along Route 219 in Clearfield County is scheduled to start later this month.
The bridge spans Patchin Run, south of Burnside. The work will upgrade the status of the bridge from “fair” to “good.”
On Monday, April 15, temporary traffic signals will be placed in preparation for the start of work on April 22. The signals will be in flash mode all next week and will be fully operation on April 22.
At that time, the signals will enforce an alternating traffic pattern across the bridge, allowing work to take place in the closed lane.
Work will include removal of the existing deck, placement of a new concrete deck, beam repairs, barrier replacement, paving and guiderail updates.
The box-beam bridge is 25-feet long and was built in 1953. Average daily traffic on this section of Route 219 exceeds 1,100 vehicles each day.
PennDOT expects work on this bridge to be complete by the end of August. Should work progress allow, PennDOT will remove the traffic restrictions earlier.
This is the third bridge to see repair and preservation work under a contract covering seven structures in Clearfield County. Work on two bridges completed in 2018. Work on the remaining bridges will take place this year and next.
HRI Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $4.8 million contract. PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in and around work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.
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