Centre County events bring travel challenges

STATE COLLEGE — With a variety of special events set for Centre County over the next few weeks, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is alerting drivers to the travel challenges they could encounter. Special events and traffic impacts are as follows:

Penn State University Move-In

Students at Penn State University will begin moving in for the fall semester as early as this weekend, Aug. 11 and 12, with official move-in day set for Aug. 17. As part of the Atherton Street project, drivers can expect the long-term/far left lane closure to remain in place between West Aaron Drive and West North Hills Place. There will be two lanes in and two lanes out when the contractor is not working and two lanes in and one lane out when work is taking place. No other closures will take place on Aug. 17.

On I-99 northbound near the Valley Vista on-ramp, night work will take place Aug. 12 and 13 and Aug. 15 and 16. Lanes will be clear during the day but intermittent closures may occur for guide rail placement during daylight hours.

On state Route 26/College Avenue from East Calder Way to Elmwood Street, drivers can expect overnight work tonight and overnight paving from Aug. 12 through 15,

On state Route 26 at the Bellefonte interchange, drivers can expect overnight milling through tonight and overnight paving Aug. 16 into the morning Aug. 17.

Ag Progress Days- Aug. 14-16

Ag Progress Days will be held off state Route 45 in Pennsylvania Furnace. On U.S. 322, there is a crossover from Decker Valley Road to Sand Mountain Road, with one lane available in each direction. This area is about a mile east of the village of Potters Mills. The westbound detour using state Route 144 at Potters Mills and state Route 45 at Old Fort will be lifted at the end of today.

Centre Hall Grange Fair- Aug. 17-25

On U.S. 322, there is a crossover from Decker Valley Road to Sand Mountain Road, with one lane available in each direction. This area is about a mile east of the village of Potters Mills. The westbound detour using state Route 144 at Potters Mills and state Route 45 at Old Fort will be lifted at the end of the day today.

PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 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.

Other work that falls under State College Borough or townships in Centre County may also be taking place. Drivers can check web pages of regional municipalities for work details.

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