July 15, 2020
Potters Mills Reminder for One-Day Westbound Detour
Westbound detour will be in use tomorrow, July 16
State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing a reminder on a one-day detour for its Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project in southeast Centre County. Up-to-date information can also be found on the PMG Project page at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap.
July 16th, drivers can expect the following:
- Westbound traffic will be detoured onto Route 144 north and Route 45 west before returning to Route 322 at Boalsburg. This detour is necessary for the contractor to realign the traffic pattern at the western end of the project. Advance signage is in place to alert drivers to this detour, which is scheduled to be in effect from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
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.
This is the third and final phase of a construction project dating back to 2015. Phase One of the project constructed the new bridge at Sand Mountain Road. Phase Two created the new local interchange on Route 322 at Sand Mountain Road. The goal of Phase Three is to reconstruct Route 322 from Sand Mountain Road to Potters Mills – including a new Route 322/Route 144 intersection.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $82 million project.
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