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Atherton Street Job to Feature Signal Foundation Work Next Week


With most of the North Atherton Street project shut down for winter, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers that there will be some signal foundation work taking place next week.

On Monday and Tuesday, January 14 and 15, the contractor will be installing traffic signal foundations at the North Hills Place and Cherry lane intersections. Traffic control will consist of short lane closures near the two intersections.

Full-blown work is expected to resume in March and carry through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work includes relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

The project page for this work can be found at

Drivers are also reminded of the following:

 The speed limit remains reduced to 25 MPH from Aaron Drive to the State College Borough line near Mitchell Avenue. This speed reduction will be in place until project completion in October of 2019. The speed limit from Mitchell Avenue to Park Avenue within State College Borough is already permanently posted at 25 MPH.
 Pedestrian safety is important. Currently pedestrians can cross Atherton Street using the intersections at Aaron Drive, Hillcrest Avenue, Park Avenue, and Blue Course Drive. Crossing at other locations is not recommended.
 Drivers are reminded to “share the road” and be alert for pedestrians, bicyclists, and buses as they move through this work zone.
PennDOT thanks area drivers for their patience this past construction season and reminds drivers that they can subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at

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Media Contact: Marla Fannin (814) 765-0423, Tim Nebgen (814) 765-0598

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