Utility Work Scheduled for Tomorrow at Potters Mills Gap
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. Up-to-date information can be found on the PMG Project page at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap.
Through March 22, drivers can expect the following:
• Tomorrow, March 16, utility work is scheduled. This utility work will require flaggers to be in the roadway to enforce an alternating traffic pattern. Work hours are set for 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Drivers should anticipate delays or choose an alternate route.
• Thursday, March 21, westbound traffic will follow a detour making use of Route 144 and Route 45 before reconnecting with Route 322. This detour will be in effect from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
• 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.
• Short-term blasting operations may also take place. This may make roadway flagging necessary, creating intermittent and brief traffic stops.
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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