Route 729 bridge replacement project to begin May 14

By WTAJ News

Published 05/09 2014 06:00PM

Updated 05/09 2014 06:02PM

GLEN HOPE, CLEARFIELD COUNTY – Work to replace a bridge along State Route 729 will cause a detour for drivers beginning Wednesday, May 14th.

The current bridge crossing Comfort Run in Jordan Township was built in 1934 and is on the list of structurally deficient bridges in Clearfield County. The bridge is 10 feet long and will be replaced with a box culvert.

A section of Route 729, also called the Tyrone Turnpike Highway, will be closed between Route 53 in Jordan Township to Route 969 in Glen Hope Borough during the project. Work is weather dependent and expected to be complete by mid-June.

The official detour is approximately 50 miles in length, but local residents will be granted access to homes on either side of the project area.

For the official detour, drivers traveling north will take Route 53 north to Route 153 north, to Route 879 west, to Route 453 south, to Route 969 west, to Route 729 south.
Drivers traveling south will take Route 729 north to Route 969 east, to Route 453 north, to Route 879 east, to Route 153 south, to Route 53 south.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow detour signs and always buckle up.

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