One of Centre County's myriad road work projects is nearing its end.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said on Thursday that work on a 3-mile stretch of Interstate 99 is expected to conclude by the night of Thursday, Oct. 25. The final work for the project involves placement of pavement markings through the length of the work zone, between the Atherton Street exit and the bridges spanning the Bellefonte Trail near the Waddle Road interchange.
Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Short-term lane closures will be in place while crews are working.
The project to extend the useful life of the roadway began in late May and continued throughout the summer and early fall. Lane closures for the work caused traffic backups and several crashes occurred in areas near where traffic merged to one lane. PennDOT urged drivers to use the zipper merge to improve traffic flow and discourage aggressive merging on both I-99 and the ongoing Atherton Street project.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. has been the contractor for the $3.8 million I-99 project.