PennDOT issues Atherton Street update for remainder of May

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- With construction and utility work continuing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its North Atherton Street project in State College. The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving. 

Through the remainder of May, motorists can expect the following:

  • In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, no work will be performed May 25 through 28. 
  • The contractor will continue to replace waterline from the Northland Center to West Cherry Lane. Traffic control will feature daylight lane closures, and at least one travel lane available in each direction. 
  • Utility contractors will continue performing relocation work from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue. Utility work will continue through June. Traffic control will feature daylight lane closures, and at least one travel lane available in each direction. 
  • Flaggers may be present in the roadway directing traffic. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone. Do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane.  
  • Travel delays could occur because of the lane closures — especially during high traffic volume times. Drivers should allow for extra travel time. 

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 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.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl 

Last Updated May 18, 2018