Detour for State College Building Construction Postponed Again

STATE COLLEGE – A one-day road closure in State College has been postponed for the second time due to continued cold weather.

The one day closure will now be in place Tuesday, March 3, as work to construct the Metropolitan Building continues near North Atherton Street/Route 3014 (Business 322).

The closure is necessary to facilitate placement of crane equipment on the job site. The detour had most recently been scheduled for Feb. 27.

On March 3, the portion of Route 26 southbound (West College Avenue) between North Atherton and Barnard streets will be closed and a detour will be in place.

PennDOT’s official detour will direct westbound traffic from West College Avenue/Route 26 to South Atherton Street/Route 3014 to University Drive Extension/Whitehall Road and back to West College Avenue/Route 26.

Message boards and detour signing will be in place. Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow official detour signs, and always buckle up.

The return of the detour next month will still take place March 16-18. PennDOT will issue a reminder on that closure prior to its implementation.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 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 Web site.

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