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End-of-September Update for Atherton Street Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is providing an end-of-September update for its Atherton Street (Route 3014) project in State College. The work zone stretches from Curtin Road to just north of Westerly Parkway. PennDOT anticipates the completion of this three-year project in the fall of 2024.

Due to the September 24 home Penn State football game, no work is taking place today. Additionally, all lanes will remain clear through 6:00 A.M. Monday, September 26.

Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists can expect the following the week of September 26.

Daylight lane closures regulated by flaggers will be implemented to install new sewer line. No detours will be used.  

One crew will be working between Beaver Avenue and Nittany Avenue on Atherton Street.

A second crew will be working from Westerly Parkway to Logan Avenue (near Pizza Hut) on Atherton Street. 

Two radar-controlled speed display boards were placed to address speeding issues near the work zone. One board faces eastbound traffic between Cherry Lane and Hillcrest Avenue The speed limit for this segment of Atherton Street is 25 miles per hour. The other board faces westbound traffic between University Drive and South Pugh Street. The speed limit for this segment of Atherton Street is 35 miles per hour.

Due to the October 1 home Penn State football game, no work will take place on Friday, September 30. Additionally, all lanes will be cleared from 6:00 A.M. Friday, September 30 through 6:00 A.M. Monday, October 3. 

Please pay attention to work zone and directional signage to enhance safety and keep traffic moving efficiently. 

Motorists should expect travel delays and should adjust their schedules accordingly.

Overall project work will include roadway reconstruction, drainage improvements that include pipes and inlets, water and sewer lines, concrete curbing, sidewalks and detectable warning surfaces, pavement markings, traffic signals and supports, and miscellaneous items.

Visit the Atherton Street project page at PennDOT will post regular updates to the project page week-to-week as work progresses. It will also post detour information as needed.

HRI, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $30.7 million job. PennDOT reminds drivers all work is weather and schedule dependent.

PennDOT reminds motorists that traffic may be stopped intermittently for short periods during work activities. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone and do not follow construction equipment into the closed lane. When approaching the work zone, use both lanes to the merge point to minimize traffic back-ups and shorten travel delays.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 1,000 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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MEDIA CONTACT:  Marla Fannin 814-765-0423, Timothy Nebgen 814-765-0598

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