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State Route 26/State Route 45

Project Description

Work on State Route 26 and State Route 45 began in early March. The work zone is located about 1.5 miles north of the village of Pine Grove Mills. See this map of the project location (PDF).

Current work is still taking place under roadway flagging and lane restrictions. Eventually, a temporary roadway (PDF) will provide two-way traffic around the work zone.

Work on this project will include construction of turning lanes, widening, and roadway realignment. Work also includes drainage improvements, guide rail installation, permanent traffic signals, and miscellaneous items. Additionally, the project will replace the existing concrete bridge with a single span box beam bridge.

By realigning the intersection, adding a traffic signal, overhead lighting, and turning lanes, PennDOT expects a better flow of traffic, safer turning maneuverability from all directions, and reduced congestion during high traffic volume events in the area. 

The contractor is Charles C. Merlo Inc. or Mineral Point, PA, and the project cost is $5 million.

Work is expected to be complete by mid-November 2022.

Press Releases

Temporary Road at Shingletown Road Intersection to Open Tuesday

Update for Route 26/Route 45 Intersection Job near State College

PennDOT Launches Webpage for Route 26/Route 45 Intersection Project

Intersection Work Continues near State College

Intersection Improvement Project Underway near State College

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