First Phase of Route 322 PMG Project to start this Week

CLEARFIELDPhase One of the three-phase Potters Mills Gap project will get under way this week in Centre County. The design-build project will create a two-span concrete beam bridge over Route 322 at the Sand Mountain Road intersection, just west of Seven Mountains.

Weather permitting, the eastbound shoulder and truck pull-off area will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in order to place filter sock for the project. Eastbound traffic will be affected from the truck pull-off area to Sand Mountain Road.

On Thursday and Friday, the westbound right lane will be closed during daylight hours for filter sock placement and the setting of shoulder barrier. Westbound traffic will be affected from Sand Mountain Road to the end of the four lane.

Message boards and signing will be in place to alert motorists to the traffic impacts.

As the project progresses, motorists can expect to encounter lane closures for beam setting and pier construction. PennDOT will issue updates on the project as work continues and traffic disruptions occur.

Overall work will include bridge construction, design and construction of the roadway, infiltration basins, traffic control, and miscellaneous items. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Jay Fulkroad and Sons of McAlisterville is the contractor on this $2 million project, made possible by ACT 89 funding. Work will continue through September.

Once all three phases are complete, congestion through this area will be reduced and traffic will move more smoothly along Route 322.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 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.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

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