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PennDOT issues update on I-99 overnight paving

STATE COLLEGE–The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is providing an update on an improvement project on I-99 in Centre County. The work zone encompasses a three-mile section of I-99 in College and Patton townships between the Atherton Street exit and the bridges spanning the Bellefonte Trail near the Waddle Road interchange. The goal of the project is to improve ride quality and extend the useful life of the roadway.

Work through the end of August includes:

¯ August 26 through 28, the contractor will continue milling the southbound travel and passing lanes. Work hours will be from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM using short term traffic control that will only be in place while work is taking place.

¯August 26 through 30, the contractor will continue paving the northbound travel and passing lanes. Work hours will be from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM using short term traffic control that will only be in place while work is taking place.

¯August 27 through 30, repairs will continue during daylight hours on the north and southbound bridges spanning the Bellefonte Hiking Trail. Work will be on the underside of the bridges and will not impact traffic.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $3.8 million project. It is expected to be complete by the end of September. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

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.

PennDOT issues update

LEWISTOWN–The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area drivers that work to improve more than 22 miles of roadway in Juniata and Mifflin counties is continuing. Through September 1, drivers can expect to encounter the following:

Juniata County:

¯The contractor will perform shoulder work on Route 235 from East Salem to McAlisterville. Drivers may encounter similar work at other locations. This will be a moving operation with minimal impacts to traffic.

The contract also includes the following roads in Juniata County: Route 35 in Richfield, Tennis Park Road (Route 1003) near McAlisterville, and Cocolamus Road (Route 2013) from East Salem to Cocolamus.

Mifflin County:

¯The contractor will finish shoulder work and place centerline rumble strips on Route 655 from 3 Cent Lane toward Belleville starting tomorrow, August 24.

¯ The contractor will place centerline rumble strips on Jacks Mountain Road (Route 4007) from Route 22 to Little Kansas Road

Some work zones will feature daylight alternating traffic patterns controlled by flaggers in the roadway. Motorists should anticipate short travel delays and are advised to allow for extra travel time. They are also advised to be alert for slow moving and stopped vehicles through work zones as well as workers in the roadway.

Overall work includes milling, base repair, resurfacing, construction of ADA complaint curb ramps, and guide rail repair on sections of five routes in Juniata County and two Routes in Mifflin County.

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. is the contractor on this $4.2 million project, which is expected to finish by late September. PennDOT will issue updates on this project as work locations change. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

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.

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