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Improvement Project on I-99 in Centre County to Start Monday

State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that an improvement project on Interstate 99 is slated to begin Monday, July 6. The project will improve ride quality and extend the useful life of approximately 2.5 miles of roadway in Spring Township, Centre County.

Work on this project will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site and relevant training.

The contractor will implement a long-term closure of the right (travel) lane on I-99 southbound between the I-80 eastbound offramp at Bellefonte and the Pleasant Gap exit. Minor delays are expected while this work takes place. Work to prepare the existing concrete for an asphalt overlay will continue throughout the week.

This traffic pattern is expected to be in effect for approximately four weeks. PennDOT will issue updates on the project as work shifts between the travel and passing lanes and between the southbound and northbound lanes.

Overall work on the project consists of resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation of the roadway surface, installation of guide rail, pavement marking and miscellaneous construction. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $4.6 million job that will take place over the 2020 and 2021 construction seasons. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 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.

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