Potter Township Community Announcements:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2018
Potters Mills Detour to be Lifted
State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is issuing an update on the Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project as work continues. Through August 17, drivers can expect the following:
- The westbound detour using Route 144 north and Route 45 west will be lifted by the end of the day today.
- Westbound drivers will be able to use Route 322 between Potters Mills and Boalsburg at least through August 26.
- The westbound detour may return temporarily the week of August 27 so that roadway widening work can take place.
- During the week of August 13, drivers may experience traffic stops as blasting activity takes place between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. These instances will be intermittent and brief.
- Work will also continue off the roadway and drivers should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting Route 322 through the Potters Mills area.
PennDOT also reminds drivers that a mile east of Potters Mills, the crossover from Decker Valley Road to Sand Mountain Road remains in place, with one lane available in each direction. This crossover, along with a 13-foot width restriction, will continue through winter.
This is the third and final phase of a construction project dating back to 2015. 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.
For more on the project, visit the www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap.
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