Rt 322 Project Update Dec. 20, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2018

Potters Mills Project Update Through the Holidays

State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing a holiday update for its Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project in southeast Centre County. Christmas and New Year’s holidays will impact the work schedule but traffic stops will continue. Up-to-date information can be found on the PMG Project page at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap. Through January 4, drivers may encounter the following:

  • In observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays, there will be no work taking place on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.
  • December 26, 27, and 28 and January 2, 3, and 4, drivers eastbound and westbound may encounter traffic stops of up to 15 minutes, as rock-fall work continues. This work will be done during daylight hours only between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. These stops are necessary for crews to break up larger rocks and keep the motoring public as safe as possible. Traffic stops may continue through the month of January and will be announced with each weekly update.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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