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PennDOT Announces Date of Next Golden Rod Bridge Closure


Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the "Golden Rod" bridge spanning Clearfield Creek along Route 322 in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, will close at 7:00 AM Friday, November 10 and reopen by 6:00 AM Monday, November 13. This closure allows the contractor to apply a modified concrete-wearing surface, and the overall project will improve the structure's condition rating from "fair" to "good" while improving the ride quality for traffic crossing the bridge.

While the bridge is closed, traffic will follow a detour utilizing Route 879, Interstate 80, and Route 970. PennDOT acknowledges the inconvenience this closure causes the community and thanks everyone for their continued patience. PennDOT anticipates reopening both lanes to traffic before Thanksgiving, but all work is weather dependent.

Crews will return during the 2024 construction season to complete barrier repairs, final paving, and line painting. Traffic control for this work will consist of daylight lane closures.

Overall work on the bridge includes repairs to the structural steel, bridge railing, and barrier, work to the strip seals, and applying the latex-modified wearing surface. Additional work includes approach paving, curb replacements, drainage improvements, and guide rail installation. HRI, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $1.2 million project.

Motorists are encouraged to "Know Before They Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 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. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following local alerts on X.

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