Summer road work to impact traffic

May 06, 2010

University Park, Pa. — Several road projects by Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will impact traffic around Penn State's University Park campus this summer.

• PennDOT will pave Park Avenue from Orchard Road to North Atherton Street beginning in early June and continuing through mid-August. The first phase of this project includes replacement of curb ramps at all intersections from Ag Arena to North Atherton Street. This work, which will result in minor traffic interruptions, will begin in early June and continue through July, with work occurring during regular business hours. 

The second phase of this project is to mill and pave the roadway surface from July 26 through Aug. 12. This work will be completed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., and during that time, traffic will be restricted to one lane. Line striping may extend past 5 a.m., and minimal traffic disruptions are expected during normal business hours.

Prior to the PennDOT paving project, the Office of Physical Plant will oversee construction of two Park Avenue underground utility crossings located east and west of the Office of Physical Plant Building. The project contractor has indicated that this work will occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from June 14 to July 2. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during those work hours.

• Fraser Road from Pollock Road to Curtin Road will be closed and reconstructed from May 17 through Aug. 13. The scope of this work includes new underground utilities, roadway, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping, as well as parking reconfiguration.

• Improvements will be made to Pollock Road from Bigler Road to Shortlidge Road. Work includes new underground utilities, sidewalks, lighting and realignment of the Bigler–Pollock intersection. The road will be closed from May 17 through June 4 for the underground utility installation. From June 5 through July 25, one lane of Pollock Road will reopen in the westbound direction only. Pollock Road will close again for final paving from July 26 through July 30.

The Office of Physical Plant also expects other minor road repairs to occur this summer.

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Last Updated May 11, 2010