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PennDOT alert: Work on Atherton Street Continues

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Delays likely; motorists reminded to use patience and courtesy

State College, PA - With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving. 

Flaggers may be present in the roadway directing traffic and traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Please use both lanes up to merge points throughout the project. Use of both lanes can minimize delays and travel times. Please be patient and courteous to other drivers. Do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane.  

June 11 through mid-June, motorists can expect the following:

- From West Aaron Drive to West North Hills Plaza:

- Implementation of a long-term traffic pattern that closes the right lane heading toward Penn State University. 

- While the contractor is not working, 2 lanes will remain open for inbound and outbound traffic.

- Left turns will always be restricted through the length of this work zone. Signage indicating "No left turn" will be in place.

- Work will consist of upgrading the existing drainage system, waterline and sewer line. 

- A intermittent detour will continue for Aaron Drive. Drivers needing access to Aaron Drive will be directed to Vairo Boulevard. The detour is needed so that drainage components can be placed across Aaron Drive. 

- Utility contractors will continue performing relocation work from North Hills Plaza to Park Avenue. Utility work will continue through June. Traffic control will feature daylight lane closures and at least one travel lane available in each direction. 

- Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures - especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time. 

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

PennDOT has numerous projects taking place in the State College area and is aware of the frustration road work can create. Please be patient and courteous while driving walking, or biking. Practicing safe driving habits keeps road workers and road users safe. 

Motorists can 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 860 traffic cameras. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl 
 

5/31/2018 PennDOT Issues Atherton Street Update for Early June

State College, PA - With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

Through the early part of June, motorists can expect the following:

- A detour will be in place for Aaron Drive. Drivers needing access to Aaron Drive will be directed to Vairo Boulevard. The detour is needed so that drainage components can be placed across Aaron Drive.

- The contractor will continue to upgrade existing water lines, sewer lines, and drainage pipes from West Aaron Drive to Cherry Lane.

- Utility contractors will continue performing relocation work from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue. Utility work will continue through June. Traffic control will feature daylight lane closures, and at least one travel lane available in each direction.

- Flaggers may be present in the roadway directing traffic. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane. 

- Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures - especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Motorists can 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 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl

 

5/18/2018 PennDOT Issues Atherton Street Update for Remainder of May

State College, PA – With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

Through the remainder of May, motorists can expect the following:

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, no work will be performed May 25 through 28.

The contractor will continue to replace waterline from the Northland Center to West Cherry Lane. Traffic control will feature daylight lane closures, and at least one travel lane available in each direction.

Utility contractors will continue performing relocation work from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue. Utility work will continue through June. Traffic control will feature daylight lane closures, and at least one travel lane available in each direction.

Flaggers may be present in the roadway directing traffic. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane.  

Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures—especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Motorists can 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 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl

 

5/2/2018 PennDOT Issues Atherton Street Update for First Two Weeks of May

State College, PA - With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

Through the first two weeks of May, motorists can expect to encounter the following:

During the week of April 30, a detour will be in place on Aaron Drive. This detour will direct traffic to Vairo Boulevard. The detour is needed for placement of sewer manholes and to tie the new sewer line into the existing sewer line at the intersection of Aaron Drive and North Atherton Street. Paving is also scheduled to occur on Aaron Drive during the week April 30. Once paving is complete, the detour will be lifted.

During the week of April 30, the contractor will continue with water line installation by transferring water services over to the new water main.

No work will be performed by the contractor from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6 due to Penn State graduation. Work will resume on Monday, May 7.

During the week of May 7, temporary signal poles will be installed at Aaron Drive and North Hills Plaza.

During the week of May 14, the contractor will continue to pave water and sewer line crossings on Atherton Street and install a waterline crossing at North Hills Plaza.

Utility contractors will continue performing relocation work from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue. Lane closures will be associated with these relocations. Utility work will continue through June. Utility contractors will not be working on Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6 due to Penn State graduation. Work will resume on Monday, May 7.

Flaggers will be present in the roadway directing traffic. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane.

Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures - especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT will issue project updates on a regular basis. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

To help make decisions about travel, motorists are encouraged to "Know Before You Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl

 

4/18/2018 PennDOT Issues Atherton Street Update for Remainder of April

State College, PA - With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

Through early May, motorists can expect to encounter the following:

- No work will be performed by the contractor from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, due to the Penn State Blue White weekend. Work will resume on Monday, April 23.

- From Tuesday, April 24 through Thursday, April 26, there will be a detour placed on Aaron Drive. This detour will direct traffic to Vairo Boulevard. The detour is needed for placement of sewer manholes and to tie the new sewer line into existing sewer line at the intersection of Aaron Drive and North Atherton Street.

- During the week of April 23, the contractor will continue with water line installation by transferring water services over to the new water main.

- During the week of April 30, the contractor will pave water and sewer line crossings on Atherton Street and install a waterline crossing at North Hills Plaza.

- No work will be performed by the contractor from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6 due to Penn State commencement. Work will resume on Monday, May 7.

- Utility contractors will continue performing relocation work from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue. Lane closures will be associated with these relocations. Utility work will continue through June.

- Flaggers will be present in the roadway directing traffic. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane.

- Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures - especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT will issue project updates on a regular basis. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

To help make decisions about travel, motorists are encouraged to "Know Before You Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl.

 

3/27/2018 PennDOT Issues Update Through mid-April for Atherton Street Project

State College, PA - With construction activity underway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

Through mid-April, motorists can expect to encounter the following:

- On Wednesday, March 28, night work will take place to install waterline across Atherton Street at several locations. Work hours are set to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday and will continue through 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29.

- No work will be performed by the contractor on Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday and the Easter holiday weekend. Columbia Gas may be working on Friday.

- Water and sewer line replacement continues from Aaron Drive to Blue Course Drive. Water and sewer line replacement work will advance to Park Avenue throughout the construction season as work zones become available upon completion of utility contractor's work. Lane closures will be associated with these operations, with lane closures alternating as needed.

- During work at the Aaron Drive intersection, there will be a detour that routes all traffic to Martin Street.

- Starting April 2, Verizon is expected to begin relocation of overhead lines from Blue Course Drive to Cherry Lane. Lane closures will be associated with these relocations.

- Other utility contractors will continue performing relocation work from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue. Lane closures will be associated with these relocations. Utility work will continue through June.

- Flaggers will be present in the roadway directing traffic. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane.

- Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures - especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT will issue project updates on a regular basis. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

To help make decisions about travel, motorists are encouraged to "Know Before You Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the "Check My Route" tool. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl.

 

3/15/2018 PennDOT Offers Two Week Look-Ahead for Atherton Street Project

State College, PA - Initial construction activity will get underway soon for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

Through the end of March, motorists can expect to encounter the following:

- Beginning Tuesday, March 20, the contractor will be removing center concrete median at the intersection of North Atherton and Aaron Drive. The concrete will be replaced with bituminous material. This work is in preparation for project traffic control and is expected to take 1 - 2 days. North and south passing lanes and the center turning lane will be closed during this work. No left turns will be permitted along this stretch of North Atherton during this work.

- On Monday. March 26, the contractor will begin water and sewer line replacement throughout the project. Work will begin at the North Atherton and Aaron Drive intersection and continue to Blue Course Drive. Water and sewer line replacement work will advance to Park Avenue throughout the construction season as work zones become available upon completion of utility contractor's work. Lane closures will be associated with these operations, with lane closures alternating as needed. There will also be some night work associated with these operations.

- Utility contractors will continue performing relocation work from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue. Lane closures will be associated with these relocations. Utility work will continue through June.

- Flaggers will be present in the roadway directing traffic. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane.

- Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures - especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT will issue project updates on a regular basis. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

To help make decisions about travel, motorists are encouraged to "Know Before You Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the "Check My Route" tool. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl.

 

2/28/2018 - Utility Work Underway for Atherton Street PennDOT Project

State College, PA - Utility work is underway as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

PennDOT expects roadway work to start up by late-March. Until construction activity begins, motorists can expect to encounter the following:

Closure of the northbound travel lane (right lane) from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue for West Penn Power and Verizon utility work.

UPDATE: In early March, closure of northbound and southbound passing lanes (left lanes) from Blue Course Drive to Hillcrest Avenue for Columbia Gas utility line relocation work.

Drivers should be alert for lane shifts between Cherry Lane and Park Avenue during the utility work detailed above.

Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures - especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT will issue project updates on a regular basis. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

To help make decisions about travel, motorists are encouraged to "Know Before You Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the "Check My Route" tool.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com\511PAStateCOLL.