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PennDOT Alert: Atherton Street Update for Late July

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update on its North Atherton Street (Route 3014) project in State College. Minimal work remains  on this job, which is expected to finish later this year. Remaining work includes drainage, sidewalk, signals, and signage. Impacts to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians will be minimal. 

Work on this project will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site and relevant training. 

Overall work has included 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.

Visit PennDOT's website for the project page for this work. 

Motorists can expect the following through July 31

West Aaron Drive to Curtin Road (entire length of project)

  • Minor sidewalk, signal, signing, and drainage work remains

Cherry Lane Intersection

  • The contractor plans to install new sidewalk at the Domino’s Pizza corner of the Cherry Lane intersection. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane heading toward the University while this work is performed

Park Avenue to Curtin Road

  • The contractor plans to perform pipe inspections for the recently installed pipe. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction while this work is performed.

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 reminds drivers that they can subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties. 

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 1,000 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.

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