BELLEFONTE – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists to the installation of a long-term temporary signal on Route 26 at the westbound off-ramp of Interstate 80 at the Bellefonte/161 exit.
The signal is being installed as a safety precaution that should help ease the congestion and back-ups on I-80 that occur when traffic volumes in the area are significant.
The signal will be activated Monday, Aug. 13 and will be in “flash” mode until becoming fully operational on Thursday, Aug. 16.
This is a traffic pattern change for the area and message boards along I-80 will alert westbound drivers to expect the new signal.
There will also be portable message signs on Route 26 in the area. PennDOT reminds drivers to always buckle up and obey posted speed limits.
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