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PennDOT Issues Atherton Street Project Update for End-of-November


As work continues to wind down in 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is providing an end-of-November update for its Atherton Street (Route 3014) project in State College. The work zone stretches from Curtin Road to just north of Westerly Parkway. PennDOT anticipates the completion of this three-year project in the fall of 2024.

Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists can expect the following the week of November 28. 

  • No work will take place through Sunday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
  • Daylight lane closures regulated by flaggers will be implemented to install sewer line and perform base restoration repairs. No detours will be used. 
  • On Monday, one crew will be working between Beaver Avenue and Fairmont Avenue on Atherton Street.
  • Tuesday through Friday, the same crew will be installing a new sewer line on Highland Alley.
  • A second crew will be working between Piersol Lane and South Allen Street on Atherton Street. 
  • Thursday and Friday, a third crew will be working throughout the project on base repairs and trench restoration. 
  • PennDOT expects that the majority of this year's work will be complete by Friday, December 2.
  • Two radar-controlled speed display boards are in place to address speeding issues near the work zone. The speed limit between Cherry Lane and Hillcrest Avenue is 25 miles per hour. The speed limit between University Drive and South Pugh Street is 35 miles per hour.
  • Please pay attention to work zone and directional signage to enhance safety and keep traffic moving efficiently.
  • Motorists should expect travel delays and should adjust their schedules accordingly.

Overall project work will include roadway reconstruction, drainage improvements that include pipes and inlets, water and sewer lines, concrete curbing, sidewalks and detectable warning surfaces, pavement markings, traffic signals and supports, and miscellaneous items.

Visit the Atherton Street project page at PennDOT will post regular updates to the project page week-to-week as work progresses. It will also post detour information as needed.

HRI, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $30.7 million job. PennDOT reminds drivers all work is weather and schedule dependent.

PennDOT reminds motorists that traffic may be stopped intermittently for short periods during work activities. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone and do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane. When approaching the work zone, use both lanes to the merge point to minimize traffic back-ups and shorten travel delays.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, 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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