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North Atherton construction work to resume Monday

Traffic flows on North Atherton Street near Woodycrest Street on Saturday. Roadwork is expected to restart Monday along North Atherton from Colonnade Way to Aaron Drive.
Traffic flows on North Atherton Street near Woodycrest Street on Saturday. Roadwork is expected to restart Monday along North Atherton from Colonnade Way to Aaron Drive. CDT photo

Expect delays — again — on North Atherton Street starting Monday.

Roadwork is expected to restart along North Atherton from Colonnade Way to Aaron Drive, according to the state Department of Transportation.

PennDOT spokeswoman Marla Fannin said this work, which will continue through September, is carryover maintenance from a project that started last year.

The roadway improvement project will include utility relocation, drainage upgrades, roadway reconstruction and pavement markings.

Two representatives from the PennDOT-Clearfield branch unveiled plans last year at a Patton Township Business Association meeting regarding the multiphase, multiyear and multimillion-dollar project on North Atherton Street.

PennDOT engineer Karen Michael said the project comes after a “lengthy” study of drainage pipes and road maintenance on North Atherton. Its last major project was in 1997, she said.

On Monday, gas line relocation work will begin. On April 1, crews will begin work on drainage updates.

Traffic at intersections may be controlled by crews during work activity, but will be lifted for holidays, Penn State graduation and Penn State moving days, Fannin said.

Night work should begin in August, Fannin said.

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. is the contractor on the first part of the project, which is expected to cost about $4.4 million, Fannin said.

The second phase will be from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue, followed by a third phase from Park Avenue to Westerly Parkway. The final phase would be from Westerly Parkway to Scenery Drive.

According to PennDOT engineer Michael Haynes, the project is fully funded by PennDOT.

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