FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2019
Potters Mills Update for Beginning of February
State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update for its Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project in southeast Centre County. Traffic stops are expected to continue. Up-to-date information can be found on the PMG Project page at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap. Through February 8, drivers should expect the following:
- On Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8, flaggers in the roadway will enforce an alternating traffic pattern between Route 144 and Decker Valley Road while crews perform shoulder repairs. Motorists should expect delays. This work was rescheduled due to extreme cold weather.
- A mile east of Potters Mills, the crossover from Decker Valley Road to Sand Mountain Road remains in place, with one lane open 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.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $82 million project.
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