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PennDOT Issues Update on Post-Thanksgiving Windmill Superloads

11/23/2022

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers in the Clearfield area to windmill superload movements scheduled in the county from Tuesday, November 29, through Thursday, December 1.

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 Tuesday, a casing section will leave Falls Creek at 9:00 AM. Blades will leave the Port of Erie at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Only the casing movement will feature the wrong-way maneuver at the Clearfield bypass. PennDOT expects the casing section to pass through Clearfield at approximately 10:00 AM and the blades at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

On Wednesday, a tower section will leave Falls Creek at 8:00 AM. A blade will leave the Port of Erie at 9:00 AM. Neither will feature the wrong-way maneuver at the bypass. PennDOT expects the tower section to travel through Clearfield at approximately 9:00 AM and blade at 11:30 AM.

On Thursday, a tower section will leave Falls Creek at 8:00 AM. Blades will leave the Port of Erie at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and noon. None of these movements will feature the wrong-way maneuver at the bypass. PennDOT expects the tower section to travel through Clearfield at approximately 9:00 AM and the blades at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM.

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.

Motorists are encouraged to "Know Before They Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
  Marla Fannin, 814-765-0423.

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