PennDOT gives update on North Atherton Street work for June

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — PennDOT has issued an update on its North Atherton Street (Route 3014) project in State College. Work remaining on this project is scheduled to be completed over the next month and includes installing new drainage, curb, sidewalk, curb ramps, and performing signal upgrades.

The remaining area will then be overlaid with asphalt pavement.

Overall work has included the 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.

The project page for this work can be found at

Motorists can expect the following June 1 through June 5:

  • Park Avenue to White Course Drive (vicinity of Curtin Road Intersection)
  • Long-term traffic control measures closing the center turning lane will remain in place. Traffic will still be reduced to a single lane in each direction while work is being performed. Delays are expected to be minimal. When no work is taking place, two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction.
  • The contractor will continue to install new drainage, curb, sidewalk, curb ramps, and to perform signal upgrades while long term traffic control is in place.

Additionally, there will be flaggers present directing traffic around the work area. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Please be patient and courteous to other drivers. Do not follow construction equipment into a closed lane.

Drivers should use both lanes to merge points throughout the project to minimize traffic queuing and travel times through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded not to block signalized intersections when the signal is red as this prevents traffic from side streets from crossing the roadway. This is an enforceable traffic offense and could result in a citation.

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