August 21, 2018
A Route 53 bridge replacement project is continuing in Morris Township, Clearfield County. The project began on August 6 and was expected to be complete yesterday, August 20. Due to weather delays, the project is now expected to be complete by Saturday, August 25.
Through Saturday, drivers will continue to follow a detour along Route 53 (Morrisdale Allport Highway), I-80, Route 970 (Shawville Highway) and U.S. Route 322 (Philipsburg Bigler Highway). The bridge carries an average of more than 5,400 vehicles each day.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, the new schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-36 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.