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Sunday, October 23, 2016

PennDOT Announces Weight Posting Changes for Bridges in McKean and Potter Counties

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is notifying area drivers of weight restriction changes on some bridges in McKean & Potter counties. Changes include:

·         A 26-ton weight limit posting has been removed on a bridge in Lafayette Township in McKean County. The bridge spans Kinzua Creek on Westline Road (Route 3006), near the Westline Inn. Repairs to the beam ends of the bridge led to the posting removal. The bridge was originally built in 1941, is 100 feet long, and carries an average of just over 200 vehicles daily. The bridge is currently scheduled for full replacement in 2020.

·         An 18-ton single vehicle and 22-ton combination vehicle weight limit posting has been removed on a bridge in Pike Township in Potter County. The bridge spans Phoenix Run on Phoenix Road (Route 1005), about two miles south of the village of Sunderlinville. Repairs to the beam ends of the bridge led to the posting removal. The bridge was originally built in 1934, is 55 feet long, and carries an average of almost 400 vehicles daily.

·         Effective October 20, PennDOT has placed an 18-ton weight restriction posting on a bridge in Eulalia Township in Potter County. The bridge spans the Allegheny River on Olmstead Road (Route 3011) near the village of Olmstead. The bridge was originally built in 1892, is 67 feet long, and carries an average of 270 vehicles each day.  Vehicles exceeding the 18-ton weight limit will need to use an alternate route. The posting will remain in place until repairs can be made.

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