The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that its cable median barrier installation project along more than 13 miles of roadway in Centre, Clinton, Mifflin, and Juniata counties will be shifting locations. The project will enhance safety for motorists and reduce the potential for head-on collisions on high-volume traffic routes.
The week of May 13 will feature work at the following locations:
• Beginning Monday, May 13, the contractor will be implementing short term lane closures on Route 322 east and westbound. The eastbound lane closure will be between Reedsville and Milroy and the westbound closure between Potters Mills and Reedsville. There is a potential for a long-term lane closure on Wednesday, May 15. Travel delays should be expected, and drivers should stay alert for slow moving or stopped vehicles throughout the work zone.
• On Monday, May 13, the contractor will be implementing a long-term lane closure on Interstate 99 northbound between the Waddle Grays Woods and Atherton Street exits near State College. There is a potential for a short-term lane closure on Wednesday, May 15 between the Shiloh Road and Bellefonte exits.
• The contractor will also be implementing a long-term lane closure on Route 322 westbound between Boalsburg and State College.
• Travel delays should be expected, and drivers should allow themselves extra time to reach their destinations. Drivers also need to stay alert for slow moving or stopped vehicles throughout the work zone.
• On a separate project, there will be short-term left (passing) lane closures on I-99 Northbound between the Grays Woods and Toftrees exits as crews continue joint repairs. These closures will only be in effect between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM daily.
These closures will be lifted at noon each Friday on a weekly basis as the work progresses. Work to be completed includes excavation of the median, installation of reinforcement bars and pouring concrete for the median barriers.
PennDOT will issue updates on this project as work locations change. Other routes included in this contract are:
• Route 220 in Clinton County between Castanea and Jersey Shore;
• Route 22 in Mifflin County between Lewistown and McVeytown;
• Route 22 in Juniata County between Thompsontown and Millerstown;
New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc. is the contractor for the $3.3 million median barrier project, which is expected to finish by mid-December. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.
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