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Update for Atherton Street Utility Work for Mid-October

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area drivers to a schedule update as Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania continues its overnight relocation work on South Atherton Street in State College.   During the week of October 18, the contractor will again work overnight from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM each night, with work for the week wrapping up at 6:00 AM Friday, October 22. This work will stretch from White Course Drive to Clay Lane and will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout. Flaggers will be in the roadway to facilitate vehicle and pedestrian movements. PennDOT expects this schedule to remain in effect until the end of October.

This utility relocation work is part of the next phase of roadway improvement work on Atherton Street.  Work on this new section will be similar to work done on the previous section.

The previous phase was completed in 2020 and featured phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work included the relocation of numerous utility, water, and sewer lines. It also included drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalk and ADA compliant ramp installation, traffic signal upgrades, a new concrete median and paving.

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