Clearfield Borough could have as many as three major construction projects next year, according to Borough Manager Leslie Stott at the recent committee meetings of the Clearfield Borough Council.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is planning to pave Woodland Road and Front Street at the same time next year. There could also be a project to replace the water line underneath Woodland Road in a joint project with the Clearfield Municipal Authority.
For the water line project, PennDOT would pay 75 percent of the cost and the authority 25 percent, but it is still up in the air whether this will occur, Stott said.
In addition, the state Department of Environmental Protection’s often delayed Stinky Run storm water improvement project is also scheduled to get underway next year, Stott said.
The $3.5 million project would enlarge the Stinky Run culvert to reduce flooding problems in the East End area of Clearfield. DEP is providing about $3.3 million of the funding of the project, with the borough providing about $200,000, which is mostly for paving and relocation of utilities.
This culvert will go under Woodland Road and DEP is planning to get this section of the Stinky Run project completed before the Woodland Road project gets underway to avoid cutting the newly paved road to install the culvert, Stott said.
“It’s going to be very busy next year,” Stott said.