UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced details of two road construction projects in Centre County that could impact commuters and visitors to Penn State’s University Park campus.
Starting on Monday, Dec. 3, crews will be working to repair beams on two Interstate 80 bridges that span Route 26 near the Bellefonte/161 westbound on and off ramps. Work will begin at 7 a.m. daily and continue through daylight hours.
The work will take place underneath the bridges and will require lane closures and flagging along the bridged section of Route 26. Drivers should remain alert for flaggers in the roadway and should expect short delays as they travel through the area. The new traffic signal on Route 26 at the end of the I-80 westbound off-ramp will be adjusted temporarily and a flagger will be at that location to ease traffic flow.
In addition, PennDOT has issued an update for its ongoing Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project in southeastern Centre County. On weekdays through Dec. 7, drivers traveling eastbound and westbound may encounter traffic stops of up to 15 minutes, as rock-fall work takes place. PennDOT indicated that these stops are necessary for crews to break up large rocks in the area.
A mile east of Potters Mills, the crossover from Decker Valley Road to Sand Mountain Road remains in place, with one lane available in each direction. This crossover, along with a 13-foot width restriction, will continue through winter. Work also will continue off the roadway and drivers should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting Route 322 through the Potters Mills area.
Drivers can stay up-to-date on the latest travel conditions on area roads by visiting www.511PA.com.