CATA routes changing for Penn State homecoming parade

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CATA has announced some major detours ahead of Friday’s annual Penn State University homecoming parade.

The parade calls for roads to be closed across campus prior to the 6 p.m. start. CATA will be changing a majority of CATABUS routes starting at 5:30 p.m. and will keep on the modified detours in place until 9 p.m.

The following locations will be inaccessible for the duration of the parade:

East Halls, the Wagner Building, the I.M. Building, the Shields Building, the Centre County Visitor’s Center, Hastings Road, Curtin Road (including the Pattee Transit Center), Bigler Road, Pollock Road, the White Building, College Avenue between University Drive and Atherton Street, Burrowes Road, and Pugh Street between Fairmont Avenue and College Avenue.  Additionally, there will be no access to the Stadium East and Stadium West parking lots, the Jordan East parking lot near Medlar Field or the Lot 44 parking lot.


The A, B, C, F, G, HC, HM, K, M, N, NE, NV, P, R, RC, RP, S, UT, V, VE, VN, W, WE, XB and XG Routes and the White Loop and Red Link will all experience detours while on Campus, but will serve all regular stops with the exception of those stops within the vicinity of the areas listed above. There will be no Blue Loop service.


Post-Parade Detours Following the parade, starting at approximately 9:00 p.m. (depending on parade activity) and lasting until approximately midnight, and resulting from the guarding of the Lion Shrine and concert, Burrowes Road from Pollock Road to Curtin Road and Curtin Road from Atherton Street to Allen Street, will remain closed. 

During this time, stops on N. Burrowes Road (at the James Elliott Building, Beta Theta Pi House, Deike Building, Waring Commons and Rec Hall) and the Pattee Transit Center will be closed.


The HM, N, NE, P, R, RC, V, VE, W, WE, XB and XG Routes and the Blue Loop, White Loop and Red Link will all experience detours while on Campus, but will serve all regular stops with the exception of those stops within the vicinity of the areas listed above.

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