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Update on Atherton Street Utility Work


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is providing an update on gas line utility work on South Atherton Street in State College.

Please be aware of the following, the week of November 29:

• No traffic impacts are anticipated during the week, while Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania continues gas line relocation work on side streets.  

• The public is alerted that work plans and locations may change as circumstances warrant. Cooperation and patience with changing conditions is greatly appreciated.

• PennDOT urges drivers to use caution in work zones and build extra time into travel plans.

This utility relocation work is part of the next phase of roadway improvement work on Atherton Street. Work on this new section will be similar to work done on the previous project.

The previous phase was completed in 2020 and featured phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work included the relocation of numerous utility, water, and sewer lines. It also included drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalk and ADA compliant ramp installation, traffic signal upgrades, a new concrete median and paving.

Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
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MEDIA CONTACT:  Marla Fannin 814-765-0423  Timothy Nebgen 814-765-0598

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