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Rt 322 Project Update July 11, 2019


July 11, 2019

Potters Mills Update Through mid-July

Westbound detour to be used again Monday, July 15

State College, PA –  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing

A mid-July update 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

Drivers can expect the following July 13 through July 19:

  • On Monday, July 15, the westbound detour using Route 144 north and Route 45 west will be in place from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Flaggers will be in the roadway to enhance traffic control. Flaggers will be located at the Route 322/Route 144 intersection and in Old Fort at the Route 144/Route 45 intersection. The detour is being used so that crews can pave on the western end of the project. Eastbound traffic will remain on Route 322.
  • Motorists are advised a new traffic pattern will be in effect once paving on the western end of the project is complete.
  • 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 will continue through September.
  • Within the crossover, there is a 14-foot width restriction for westbound traffic and a 15-foot width restriction for eastbound traffic. These width restrictions will also be in place through September.
  • 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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