STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — A traffic change is coming as work continues on Interstate 99 in Centre County.
PennDOT announced the change will begin on Thursday, July 8. This job will improve ride quality and extend the life of 3.3 miles of roadway in Spring Township. The work zone stretches from the Harrison Road exit to the I-80 east on-ramp at Jacksonville Road.
The contractor will be doing a traffic switch that will move traffic from the northbound right lane into the currently closed northbound left lane. This should occur in the morning around 8:00 A.M. During the switch, minor traffic delays are expected as the switch will be done as a “slow roll” operation. Pennsylvania State Police will be on site to assist with the traffic switch.
Overall work consists of resurfacing, restoring and rehabilitating the roadway surface, installing guide rail, marking pavement and miscellaneous construction. PennDOT anticipates completion on this $4.6 million job by September. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.
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