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​State College Area Connector: Planning and Environmental Linkages Study

PennDOT District 2 conducted the State College Area Connector Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to identify transportation needs within the PEL study area. The study evaluated a range of alternatives to determine how the alternatives addressed the study's purpose and need, balanced impacts on the natural and built environment, addressed traffic concerns within the overall study area, and met engineering considerations such as constructability, cost, and considered planning goals. The results of the analysis are presented in this Draft PEL report

The 30-Day public comment period for the Draft PEL report ended on March 19, 2023. The PennDOT team is evaluating the comments received, developng comment responses, and making appropriate adjustments in the Final PEL Report, which will be provided to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for their acceptance. The Final PEL Document will also be provided to the public. This is anticipated to be completed in May 2023. 

Below are two versions of the PEL Study draft report. The PDF version is a full-color version of the document that includes graphic illustrations. The text-only version contains the same content as the PDF, but excludes some graphical elements to allow for easier language translation and use of other accessible technology applications. It also does not include the appendices.

The following documents were prepared in support of the PEL Study and are available for review:

PennDOT Accommodation Policy

PennDOT will make all reasonable modifications to policies, programs, and documents to ensure that people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. 

To request assistance to participate in the PEL Study comment period or reviewing the PEL Study, please contact Marla Fannin, Community Relations Coordinator at or 814-765-0423 as soon as possible but no later than March 12, 2023. 

Complaints that a program, service, or activity provided by PennDOT or one of its member agencies is not accessible due to race, color, national origin, or disabilities should be directed to: 

PennDOT Bureau of Equal Opportunity
Title VI Program Specialist
400 North Street – 5 West
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0041
(800) 468-4201 

PennDOT will not place a surcharge on an individual with a disability or those with limited English proficiency to cover the costs of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy.

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State College Area Connector Draft PEL Study (Text-only)


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