FERGUSON TOWNSHIP – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that work to replace a bridge deck in Clearfield County is set to begin Monday, May 3.
The bridge spans Watts Creek on Route 2012 (Old Station Road) near Gearhartville in Ferguson Township. Replacing the deck will improve the condition of the bridge from poor to good. The existing bridge was built in 1983, is 30-feet long, and carries an average of 125 vehicles daily.
Beginning Monday, the road will be closed at the work site and a detour using Route 729, Route 3022 (Ansonville Road) and Route 3007 (Douglas Road) will be in place. This detour will be used for the duration of the project. Motorists familiar with the area may consider alternate routes.
All work will be done by PennDOT Clearfield County Maintenance, with completion anticipated in mid-June. An update will be issued prior to reopening the bridge. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Work on this projectwill 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. The plan includes protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site and relevant training.
PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in work zones, follow official detour signs, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up.
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