STATE COLLEGE- With signs in place, work will begin Monday eastbound and westbound on a roadway improvement project along Route 322 (Mt. Nittany Expressway). The work zone stretches from the Boalsburg interchange to the I-99 interchange at Innovation Park.
On Monday, the contractor will close the left passing lanes in each direction at the Oak Hall interchange. Through July, bridge work will take place at this location. Lane shifts, reduced speed of 45 miles per hour, and an eleven-foot lane-width restriction will be in effect.
Later this spring, work along the Route 322 main line will get underway. PennDOT will issue an update on work activity prior to any changes. Through the 2015 construction season, overall work will include patching, base repair, paving, bridge and deck repairs and miscellaneous items. Repairs will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and allow the structures to remain in service for years to come.
Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $5.1 million job. The project was made possible last year by ACT 89 funding. All work is weather and schedule dependent.
Drivers should proceed with caution through the work zone and be prepared for construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway. PennDOT reminds motorists to drive with caution through work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
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