CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert for traffic impacts as the Yankee Dryer super load, approaches Clearfield.
Currently, PennDOT expects the super load to move through Clearfield early Friday morning, Dec. 13. Beginning at 4 a.m., the load will move south on Route 153 (Rockton Mountain)/Route 322 east and through Clearfield Borough, crossing the Nichols Street bridge before sunrise.
It will then make its way toward Interstate 80 using Route 322 and Route 879. PennDOT expects this movement to take place between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Drivers will need to remain alert for the slow-moving operation, which will travel at speeds lower than 15 miles-per-hour. Drivers in the Clearfield area are encouraged to use alternate routes.
PennDOT expects the super load to move through the Philipsburg area on Saturday, Dec. 14, but that could change depending on Friday’s travel progress.
The super load left the Port of Erie Thursday, Dec. 5, and has traversed portions of Erie, Crawford, Venango, Clarion, Forest, Elk, and Clearfield counties. It stopped today on Route 153 near the Interstate 80 Penfield/111 exit and will remain there overnight.
The dryer is expected to arrive in Lock Haven early next week.
A complete list of the planned route from Erie to Lock Haven can be found at www.penndot.gov/district2.
Flaggers will be positioned at specific locations and intersections along the super load route to assist with traffic control during counterflow movements.
Motorists can check conditions and travel delays on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day.
511PA provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 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.
Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties at www.penndot.gov/District2.
You can follow the super load’s progress on Twitter at www.twitter.com\511PAStateCOLL.