Headed to Grange Fair? Here’s what to know about Potters Mills construction

As drivers make their way to the Grange Fair, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation anticipates easy travels for those passing through the Potters Mills Gap Project in Potter Township.

While some parts of the project are subject to a 14-foot width restriction, PennDOT press officer Marla Fannin said a regular-sized camper should be able to travel through the area without issue.

Drivers coming westbound will have two lanes on U.S. Route 322 up through the Seven Mountains, Fannin said.

Near Sand Mountain Road, drivers will be restricted to one lane. Beginning Friday, westbound traffic will be able to use the new local access road, which will blend into the existing part of Route 322 near Bloom Road.

Although PennDOT does not anticipate significant delays, a mid-August update warns drivers to look for flaggers who may be helping direct traffic while construction vehicles move throughout the site.

The construction is part of PennDOT’s $82 million project to ease congestion and improve safety on Route 322 through the Seven Mountains and into Potters Mills. The project to set for completion and fully open to traffic by October 2020.

PennDOT encourages drivers to visit its project webpage for construction information, and 511pa.com or the 511PA app for real-time traffic updates.

Marley Parish reports on local government for the Centre Daily Times. She grew up in Slippery Rock and graduated from Allegheny College.