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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Meeting on Bridge Replacement Projects in McKean County Cancelled

(Clearfield, PA) A public meeting that was scheduled for March 24 at the Port Allegheny Fire Department Banquet Hall to discuss bridge reconstruction on SR 155 has been cancelled. The construction company that will do the work wants to take more time to develop and evaluate alternative plans for handling emergency vehicle traffic during the five weeks the bridges are scheduled to be closed.
Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), the company that will be replacing 17 McKean County bridges over the next two years, scheduled the meeting to provide information and get public input on three bridges planned for 2017 and one scheduled for this summer. Organizers have now decided to postpone the meeting until a solution to getting emergency vehicles around the closure could be developed and explained to local residents and emergency responders.
All four of the bridges planned for discussion are along SR 155 from the Potter County line to north of Turtlepoint.