Work on Route 1017 Bridge in Otto Township Starts Late March

Clearfield – Work to replace a bridge on Route 1017 (R.L. Sweitzer Road) in Otto Township will begin on March 28 and a detour will be in place. The detour will direct drivers to use Routes 346 and 246.

Project work includes replacing the current bridge with a new, one-span, concrete beam bridge, approach and roadway paving, drainage items, guide rail installation, pavement markings and miscellaneous construction.

This bridge replacement is part of a $2.3 million contract that also covered the 2010 replacement of the Knapp Creek Bridge on Route 346. A.L. Blades of Hornell, New York is the contractor on this job.

The Route 1017 bridge spans the south branch of Knapp Creek in Otto Township. The bridge is 79 years old and carries over 1,200 vehicles per day. PennDOT expects to open the new bridge to traffic in early August.

PennDOT advises drivers to obey posted speed limits and follow detour signs. For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, visit PennDOT’s website at

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