The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is providing area motorists with an update on road work along U.S. Route 322 near Port Matilda.

Lane closures continue to be in place on Route 322 east from Sandy Ridge Trail to Reese Hollow Road. Currently, the left/passing lane is closed utilizing a long-term lane closure set up while the contractor continues paving operations and guiderail installation. These restrictions will be in place through June.

Paving on Route 322 west between Shady Dell Road and Strawband Beaver Road continues and is also expected to last through June. The right travel and left passing lane will have alternating lane closures between the travel and passing lanes will alternate daily depending on the operation utilizing a long-term lane closure while the contractor performs base repairs, paving operations and guiderail installation.

This work is part of a $2.8 million project, to address improvements on 6 1/2 miles of roads in Centre and Clinton counties. PennDOT will issue updates as work progress requires.

Roads to see work under this contract in Centre County include:

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  • I-99 sign replacement between the Toftrees interchange and the Bellefonte interchange;
  • Route 322 eastbound and westbound between Sandy Ridge Trail and Flat Rock;
  • The Flat Rock ramp near Port Matilda off Route 322 east.

Roads to see work under this contract in Clinton County include:

  • I-80 sign replacement near the Lock Haven exits at mile-marker 178;

Work on this project will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan. The safety plan includes protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site and relevant training.

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