State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) issued an update today on its Interstate 99 improvement project in Centre County. The project will improve ride quality and extend the life of about 2.5 miles of roadway in Spring Township, Centre County.
Work on this project is done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan. The plan includes protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site and relevant training.
There will be no work activity on Monday, September 7 due to the Labor Day holiday.
Next week, between the I-80 eastbound off-ramp at Bellefonte to the Pleasant Gap exit on southbound I-99, drivers will encounter the following:
- The left (Passing) lane will remain closed until Thursday, September 10.
- The left lane will be opened on September 10 and the right (Travel) lane will be closed as road work continues.
- The contractor will be placing shoulder back-up, prime coating shoulders, and installing guide rail throughout the week.
- Work will occur during daylight hours.
- No work is anticipated for the northbound lanes.
Overall project work consists of resurfacing, restoring and rehabilitating the roadway surface, installing guide rail, marking pavement and miscellaneous construction. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $4.6 million job that will take place over the 2020 and 2021 construction seasons. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
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