The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding area drivers that pipe replacement work will close a section of Route 4002 (Beechwood Road) in Cameron County on Tuesday, September 17. The closure will occur after school buses have completed their morning routes. An official detour will be in place during this one-day closure.
A new, larger pipe will replace the existing pipe spanning West Creek near the West Creek Rail Trail crossing.
Motorists will follow an official detour using Route 4002 (Beechwood Road) in Cameron County which turns into Route 1008 (West Creek Road) in Elk County, Route 1003 (West Creek Road) in Elk County, and Route 120 in Elk and Cameron counties.
Dependent on work progress, PennDOT expects Beechwood Road to re-open sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday.
The overall project involves excavation, removal of the existing pipe, placement of the new, larger pipe, backfilling and paving. All work is weather and schedule dependent. All work will be done by PennDOT Cameron County Maintenance.
PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in and around work zones, follow official detour signs, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.
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