Motorists experienced delays on U.S. Route 322 Wednesday in the Potters Mills Gap area as PennDOT construction crews placed barriers in preparation of tree removal.
Flaggers alternated a single-lane traffic pattern in each direction of U.S. Route 322 between state Route 144 and Decker Valley Road. At noon , delays were about 10 minutes, roughly 1 mile, for those traveling away from State College and 30 minutes, roughly 2 miles, for those traveling toward State College.
Marla Fannin, PennDOT communication relations coordinator, said the barriers had been set at 1 p.m.
The barrier placement and tree removal is necessary before phase three of PennDOT’s Potters Mills Gap project can begin, according to a release. Phase one was the construction of a new bridge at San Mountain Road. Phase two created a new local interchange on U.S. Route 322 at Sand Mountain Road.
Phase three will reconstruct U.S. Route 322 from Sand Mountain Road to Potters Mills, including a new Route 322/144 intersection.
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