Route 3018 Project Update for State College, Week of Aug. 20

STATE COLLEGE – PennDOT’s improvements for safety and to ease traffic congestion continues on state Route 3018 (Whitehall Road/University Drive) in State College. The three-mile project stretches from Route 26 to Atherton Street.

This PennDOT job is a separate and different project from the Ferguson Township’s Whitehall Road project. Once PennDOT’s work is complete in the fall 2013, travel along Route 3018 will be smoother, less congested and more efficient.

Activity the week of Aug. 20 will include:

• Pipe and inlet placement from the Research Drive intersection to the Waupelani Drive intersection.

• Excavation and embankment placement from the Research Drive intersection to the Blue Course Drive intersection.

Drivers need to be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting construction areas.

PennDOT reminds motorists that bicyclists are known to be in the area. Motorists are asked to please use caution when driving near bicyclists, and to share the road and remain alert for bicyclists entering and using the highway. Drivers also need to be alert for pedestrians crossing the roadway.

Overall work includes roadway-widening, addition of a center left turn lane, addition of marked bicycle lanes, new traffic signals, drainage improvements, waterline relocation and roadway paving. All work is weather and schedule dependent. HRI Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $10.3 million project.

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