September 20, 2018
Potters Mills Update Through September
Project page available at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap
State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is issuing an update on its Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project as work continues through September. Up-to-date information can be found on the PMG Project page at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap. Through the end of the month, drivers may encounter the following:
- Motorists should expect delays through the work zone as crews work on utility relocations between Decker Valley Road and Mountain Back Road. Drivers could experience full stops in both directions for short periods of time—depending on the nature of the relocation work. At other times, traffic will move through the work zone in an alternating, single lane pattern controlled by roadway flaggers. This work will take place during daylight hours.
- Drivers may experience other 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.
- 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.
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.
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