CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers in the Clearfield area to windmill superload movements scheduled in the county Friday, Feb. 10.
Route details are:
- Interstate 80 from Falls Creek/On-ramp at Interchange 97 to Clearfield at Exit 120
- Route 879 south to Route 322
- Route 322 back to Route 879
- Route 879 to Route 153
- Route 153 to Route 253/Route 453
On Friday, a casing section will leave Falls Creek at 9 a.m. and will travel through the Clearfield area roughly an hour later.
This movement, which PennDOT expects to pass through Clearfield around 10 a.m., will feature the wrong-way maneuver at the Clearfield bypass.
Also Friday, tower sections will leave Falls Creek at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. These movements will not feature the wrong-way maneuver at the Clearfield bypass.
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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