Rt. 322 Project Update Aug 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2018
Potters Mills Update Through Week of Labor Day
Project page available at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap

State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update on the Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project as work continues the week of Labor Day.

Up-to-date information can be found on the PMG Project page at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap. Through early September, drivers can expect the following:

  • A mile east of Potters Mills, the crossover from Decker Valley Road to Sand Mountain Road remains in place, with one lane available in each direction. This crossover, along with a 13-foot width restriction, will continue through winter. Increased traffic for Penn State’s first home football game on Saturday, September 1 may cause slow moving traffic and delays through this area.
  • Drivers may experience traffic stops as blasting activity takes place between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. These instances will be intermittent and brief.
  • Work will also continue off the roadway and drivers should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting Route 322 through the Potters Mills area.

Drivers should also be aware that the westbound detour using Routes 144 and 45 may return temporarily later this fall so that roadway widening work can take place.

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. The completed project will alleviate congestion and allow traffic to move more safely and efficiently from the Centre/Mifflin County line to Potters Mills.

PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting  www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Marla Fannin (814) 765-0423, Tim Nebgen (814) 765-0598