It’s Penn State move-in weekend, and that means out-of-towners trying to navigate downtown State College and Penn State’s campus.
The following traffic changes, according to a Penn State press release, will be in effect starting Friday to help keep pedestrians and drivers safe during move-in weekend:
- The left lane of the 400 block of West College Avenue will be closed 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
- The right lane of the 600 block of East College Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
- East Calder Way, between South Garner Street and Hetzel Street, will be one-way for westbound traffic, Friday-Sunday
State College Police Department is asking motorists to be aware of the increased number of pedestrians and traffic congestion, and to drive safely, according to the release.
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State College borough will enforce its no parking 2-6 a.m. areas, as well as one- and two-hour parking restrictions until 6 a.m. Monday. Additionally, lawn parking is not permitted.
Penn State encourages students moving in to unload their vehicles within 20 minutes and then move them to a long-term parking location.
Long-term parking is available at Jordan East and Stadium West, according to Penn State Parking, and no-fare transit is available to the core of campus on the CATA Blue Loop and Red Link, as well as the Campus Shuttle via College Avenue.