Tree Cutting to Cause Delays on Route 322 in Centre County

Motorists are advised to anticipate delays in the Potters Mills Gap section of Route 322 in Centre County on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28.

On those days, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be cutting and removing trees along the two-lane section of Route 322 in the Potters Mills area. Work hours will be 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

During tree cutting, traffic will be stopped in both directions in cycles of 10 to 15 minutes, so motorists should allow extra time to reach their destinations. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

The tree cutting is an extension of Phase Two of PennDOT’s Potters Mills Gap project and must be completed before work on Phase Three of the project can begin.

Phase One of the project constructed the new bridge at Sand Mountain Road. Phase Two created the new local interchange on Route 322 at Sand Mountain Road.

The goal of Phase Three is to reconstruct Route 322 from Sand Mountain Road to Potters Mills – including a new Route 322/Route 144 intersection.

The completed project will alleviate congestion and allow traffic to move more safely and efficiently from the Centre/Mifflin County line to Potters Mills.

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