Sidewalk Installation to Begin Monday in Chester Hill Borough

PHILIPSBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that installation of ADA compliant sidewalks and ramps will begin Monday, May 4, along Route 53 in Chester Hill Borough.

This work is being completed to enhance pedestrian safety on streets impacted by the closure of a Route 2020 (Presqueisle Street) bridge spanning the Moshannon Creek.

Work on this project will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite and relevant training.

The sidewalks will be installed between Water Street near Drayer Physical Therapy and McGuirk Street near Dollar General.

Most of the work will take place off the roadway and traffic impacts are expected to be minimal. However, Route 53 will be restricted to a single lane in some instances.

These instances will occur during daylight hours and flaggers will be in the roadway to enforce an alternating traffic pattern. Motorists are urged to exercise caution while traveling through work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.

This work is part of a larger contract that will see improvements to seven Clearfield County bridges located in Chester Hill Borough, Bradford, Burnside, Chest, Decatur, Huston, Morris and Pike Townships. HRI Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $4.8 million project.

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One thought on “Sidewalk Installation to Begin Monday in Chester Hill Borough

  1. travelingon

    Small gesture for a BIG problem….installing sidewalks! Action needs to be taken now on the closure of the Presqueisle Street bridge–not 6-8 year before the bridge is replaced per Penn DOT. This is unacceptable! That bridge carried a lot of traffic into the very center of town. Closure has put an undue stress on the Rt. 53 (Walton Street) bridge.

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