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Atherton Street Update for End of October


Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) updated drivers on its Atherton Street (Route 3014) project, which stretches from Curtin Road to just north of Westerly Parkway in State College. Motorists traveling through the work zone can expect the following during the week of October 30: 

  • A crew will place waterline between Piersol Lane and Westerly Parkway Monday, October 30, through Thursday, November 2.
  • Two crews will work on shoulder reconstruction and drainage improvements between West Fairmount and Logan avenues Monday, October 30, through Friday, November 3.
  • A crew will pour concrete sidewalk between West Fairmount and Logan avenues Monday, October 30, through Friday, November 3.
  • A crew will place curb and gutter between West Fairmount and West Irvin Avenues on Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3.
  • A crew will run fiber optic conduit between West Prospect and Logan avenues on Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3.

Flaggers in the roadway will enforce an alternating traffic pattern in each location listed above. 

PennDOT also urges motorists to pay attention to work zones and directional signage to enhance safety and keep traffic moving efficiently. Message boards alerting motorists to the construction zone and changing traffic patterns remain in place. 

PennDOT posts updates and detour information on the Atherton Street project page weekly and encourages drivers to visit the page at

Overall work on the project includes 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.

HRI, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $30.7 million project. PennDOT anticipates the contractor completing the project in the fall of 2024, but all work is weather and schedule dependent. 

PennDOT reminds motorists that intermittent traffic stops are possible for short periods during work activities and urges drivers to use caution when traveling through the work zone. PennDOT also reminds drivers not to follow construction equipment into the closed lane and to use both lanes to the merge point to minimize traffic back-ups and shorten travel delays when approaching the work zone. 

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 local alerts on X. 

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