Waddle Road Project Update, Week of April 4
State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Waddle Road (Route 3045) project near State College got underway earlier this month. PennDOT issues the following update for the week of April 4:
· The contractor will be setting up the first stage of traffic control. All lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on I-99 and Waddle Road from 6 AM to 9 AM and from 3 PM to 6 PM. Lane restrictions may be in place while work is in progress, outside of these hours.
· Utility relocations over I-99 will be occurring on Wednesday, April 6 from 9 AM to 1 PM. The left/passing lanes in both directions will be closed and there will be a rolling slow-down in both directions on I-99.
· Temporary barrier and delineators will be installed along both sides of northbound and southbound I-99 near the Waddle Road interchange and along Waddle Road. Installation of the temporary barrier will take place during the night of Wednesday, April 6, starting at 6 PM and continuing until complete.
The project will ease traffic congestion in the area through a number of improvements including
construction of a new, wider Waddle Road bridge spanning Route 322, extension of a box culvert just north of the Route 322 bridge, addition of a turn lane on the Route 322 westbound off-ramp, addition of turning lanes at the Colonnade Boulevard/Waddle Road intersection, addition of bike lanes on Waddle Road from Colonnade Boulevard to Toftrees Avenue, Waddle Road signal upgrades, and roadway widening on Waddle Road from Strouse Avenue to Toftrees Avenue.
PennDOT expects this design/build project to span the 2016 and 2017 construction seasons, with all work weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT will issue project updates as work progresses. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $14.1 million job.
Please move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and buckle up.
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