|Update for PennDOT’s Route 3018 Job in State College, Week of July 30|
Drivers should be alert through work zone
State College – PennDOT’s work to improve safety and ease traffic congestion continues on State Route 3018 (Whitehall Road/University Drive) in State College. The three-mile project stretches from Route 26 to Atherton Street.
This PennDOT job is a separate and different project than Ferguson Township’s Whitehall Road project. Once PennDOT’s work is complete in the fall of 2013, travel along Route 3018 will be smoother, less congested and more efficient.
Activity the week of July 30 will include:
• Concrete curb and sidewalk placement at the Atherton Street intersection.
• Paving of temporary widenings from the West College Avenue intersection to the Waupelani Drive intersection. Traffic will be shifted onto them on Thursday, Aug. 2.
• The temporary traffic signal at the Waupelani Drive intersection will be activated on Thursday, Aug. 2.
• Pipe and inlet placement on the left side from the Research Drive intersection to the Stonebridge Drive intersection.
• Traffic signal foundation construction at various intersections throughout the project.
• Paving on the left from the Campbell Road intersection to the Atherton Street intersection.
Drivers may encounter flaggers at various locations between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Drivers need to be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting construction areas.
PennDOT reminds motorists that bicyclists are known to be in the area. Motorists are asked to please use caution when driving near bicyclists, and to share the road and remain alert for bicyclists entering and using the highway. Drivers also need to be alert for pedestrians crossing the roadway.
Overall work includes roadway-widening, addition of a center left turn lane, addition of marked bicycle lanes, new traffic signals, drainage improvements, waterline relocation and roadway paving. All work is weather and schedule dependent. HRI, Inc of State College is the contractor on this $10.3 million project.
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