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Potters Mills work continues in May

Department of Transportation gives update on US 322 project

From staff reports

STATE COLLEGE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has issued an update for its U.S. 322/Potters Mills Gap project in southeast Centre County.

Drivers can expect the following through mid-May:

¯ Work will continue off the roadway, and drivers should be alert and drive cautiously, as numerous construction vehicles will enter and exit U.S. 322 through the Potters Mills area. Flaggers in the roadway may be aiding construction vehicle movement. Motorists are not permitted to follow construction equipment into the work area.

¯ Motorists are reminded that passing is not permitted when traveling through the work zone. Any motorist convicted of a passing violation in an active work zone faces a $50 fine and three points on his or her driver’s license.

¯ There is a 13-foot width restriction on the western end of the project between state Route 144 and Mountain Back Road. This restriction will be in effect until the fall.

¯ There is a 14-foot width restriction on the eastern end of the project between Sand Mountain Road and state Route 144. This restriction will be in effect until the fall.

This is the third and final phase of a construction project dating back to 2015. The goal of Phase Three is to reconstruct U.S. 322 from Sand Mountain Road to Potters Mills, including a new U.S. 322/state Route 144 intersection. The completed project is designed to alleviate congestion and allow traffic to move more safely and efficiently from the Centre/Mifflin county line to Potters Mills.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocol for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocol, management of entry to the job site and relevant training.

Up-to-date information can also be found on the project page at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $82 million project.

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