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Second Phase of Route 322 PMG Project Underway

State College, PA – Phase Two of the three-phase Potters Mills Gap project got underway recently in Centre County. This project will create a new local interchange on Route 322 at Sand Mountain Road, just west of “Seven Mountains”.

Through late September, drivers will encounter eastbound and westbound lane closures at the Sand Mountain Road intersection. Drivers should expect to encounter slowed traffic as they travel through this area—especially during times of high traffic volumes, This configuration will be in place for the Sept. 17 Penn State home football game and motorists should give themselves extra travel time to and from that event. After September, project work will not impact traffic.

Overall work on the project will include roadway widening on Route 322 a new interchange at Sand Mountain Road and acceleration and deceleration lanes to Routes 2015 (Sand Mountain Road) and 2017 (Sand Crest Road), drainage improvements, paving, and guide rail installation. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $8.7 million project, Work will continue until a winter project shut-down in late 2016. Work will resume in spring 2017 and continue through mid-October.   

Phase One of the project constructed the new bridge at Sand Mountain Road, Through 2017, Phase Two will create the new local interchange. Phase Three will bring the reconstruction of Route 322 from Sand Mountain Road to Potters Mills—including a new Route 322/Route 144 intersection. Once all three phases are complete, congestion through this area will be reduced, access concerns will be alleviated, and traffic will move more smoothly and safely from the Centre County/Mifflin County line to west of Potters Mills.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 website.

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

Media Contact: Marla Fannin, Press Officer  (814) 765-0423


The Potter Township Office is located at 124 Short Road, Spring Mills, PA [ Map | Directions]

Office Phone: (814) 364-9176
Office Secretary, Lisa Kroner, is in the office Monday - Friday 8am-Noon and 1-5pm

Zoning Office Phone: (814) 364-2456
Zoning Officer, Stanley Wallace, is available Tuesday 8-Noon and Thursday 1-5pm

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