Atherton Street Drainage/Repaving Project

 Atherton Street Work Schedule for the Week of May 27


State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) updated drivers on the schedule for its South Atherton Street (Route 3014) project that stretches from Curtin Road to just north of Westerly Parkway in State College. While the contractor will not work on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day, drivers traveling through the work zone can expect the following Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31.

Crews will finish full-depth reconstruction and paving between Logan Avenue and Center Lane from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30. Flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control during daylight hours. The traffic signal at Westerly Parkway will be in flash mode as necessary.

Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, a crew will place sewer line near Railroad Street. The contractor will utilize several traffic patterns to shift traffic around this area throughout the day. PennDOT urges motorists to pay attention to work zone and directional signage to enhance safety and keep traffic moving efficiently. Message boards alerting motorists to the construction zone and changing traffic patterns will be in place.

On Friday, May 31, the contractor will:

  • Close the left (passing) lane heading eastbound toward Boalsburg. This closure will be in place between White Course Drive and Calder Way. Traffic will pass through the zone via the open right (travel) lane.

  • Close both westbound lanes heading toward North Atherton Street and shift traffic into the eastbound lanes at Calder Way. Westbound traffic will stay in the eastbound lanes until reaching White Course Drive and then transition back to the westbound side.

  • Close the right lane of Route 26 southbound heading away from downtown between Burrowes and Atherton streets.

  • Remove long-term traffic control measures between West Irvin Avenue and Center Lane after crews finish pavement marking.

The contractor will keep one lane open to traffic in each direction when not working. A pedestrian detour with posted signage remains in effect at and around the Westerly Parkway intersection.

PennDOT posts updates and detour information on the Atherton Street project page weekly and encourages drivers to visit the page at




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Overall work on the project includes roadway reconstruction, drainage improvements that include pipes and inlets, water and sewer lines, concrete curbing, sidewalks and detectable warning surfaces, pavement markings, traffic signals and supports, and miscellaneous items.

HRI, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $30.7 million project. PennDOT anticipates the contractor completing the project in the fall of 2024, but all work is weather and schedule dependent.

PennDOT reminds motorists that intermittent traffic stops are possible for short periods during work activities and urges drivers to use caution when traveling through the work zone. PennDOT also reminds drivers not to follow construction equipment into the closed lane and to use both lanes to the merge point to minimize traffic back-ups and shorten travel delays when approaching the work zone.

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