Traffic pattern to change on I-99 cable median barrier project

STATE COLLEGE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Friday a change in the traffic pattern for its Cable Median Barrier installation project along more than 13 miles of roadway in Juniata, Mifflin, Centre and Clinton counties. The project will enhance safety for motorists and reduce the potential for head-on collisions on high-volume traffic routes.

Beginning Monday, the contractor will implement a long-term closure of the left (passing) lane on Interstate 99 southbound between mile markers 78 and 73. This closure will be lifted at noon on Friday on a weekly basis as the work progresses. The contractor will implement short term daylight closures on the northbound lanes and shoulders between State College and Bellefonte. Travel delays should be expected, and drivers should be alert for slow moving and stopped vehicles throughout the work zone.

Work to be completed includes excavation of the median, installation of reinforcement bars and pouring concrete for the median barriers.

PennDOT will issue updates on this project as work locations change. Other routes included in this contract are:

¯ U.S. 322 in Mifflin County between the Mifflin/Centre County line and Reedsville;

¯ U.S. 22/522 in Mifflin County between Lewistown and McVeytown;

¯ U.S. 22/322 in Juniata County between Thompsontown and Millerstown;

U.S. 322 in Centre County and U.S. 220 in Clinton County are also included in the project.