North Atherton Project Update

PennDOT Announces Restart of Atherton Street Project

State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that work is scheduled to resume on its North Atherton Street (Route 3014) project in State College beginning Monday, May 18. Work remaining on this project is scheduled to be completed over the next two months and includes installing new drainage, curb, sidewalk, curb ramps, and performing signal upgrades. The remaining area will then be overlaid with asphalt pavement.

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

Overall work has included relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving.

The project page for this work can be found at

Motorists can expect the following May 18 through May 22:

  • Curtin Road Intersection:
  • The contractor will be installing conduit for signal upgrades at this intersection throughout the week. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction while work is taking place.
  • There will be flaggers present directing traffic around the work area. Traffic may be stopped for short periods of time. Please be patient and courteous to other drivers. Do not follow construction equipment into a closed lane.
  • Drivers should use both lanes to merge points throughout the project to minimize traffic queuing and travel times through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded not to block signalized intersections when the signal is red as this prevents traffic from side streets from crossing the roadway. This is an enforceable traffic offense and could result in a citation.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $12.8 million job. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

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