CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is alerting drivers in the Clearfield area to windmill superload movements scheduled in the county on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Route details are:
- Interstate 80 from Falls Creek/On-ramp at Interchange 97 to Clearfield at Exit 120
- Route 879 to Route 153
- Route 153 to Route 253/Route 453
On Tuesday, blades will leave the Port of Erie hourly from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m. None of these movements will feature the wrong-way maneuver at the Clearfield bypass.
PennDOT expects the blades to pass through Clearfield at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, tower sections will leave Falls Creek hourly from 8 a.m. through 10 a.m. None of these movements will feature the wrong-way maneuver at the Clearfield bypass.
PennDOT expects the towers to pass through Clearfield hourly from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m.
PennDOT will provide updates on additional moves as permits are issued. Movements will occur during daylight hours and are weather dependent. Haulers can travel at posted speed limits except for turning maneuvers.
Private escorts will accompany each load to facilitate transport and enhance safety for motorists. Wolfe House and Building Movers LLC of Bernville, Pa., and Lone Star Transportation LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, are the haulers. Pennsylvania State Police will help facilitate wrong-way movements.
PennDOT urges drivers to stay alert for this slow-moving operation and to anticipate traffic stops—especially during “wrong way” maneuvers. Travel delays could be lengthy.
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