Construction Updates & Public Infrastructure

Posted on: February 28, 2018

03/08/2018 Update on North Atherton Street Utility Work

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants to inform the public about the various utility work that is underway on North Atherton Street. People traveling on North Atherton Street can expect the following:

  • Closure of the northbound travel lane (right lane) from Blue Course Drive to Park Avenue for West Penn Power and Verizon utility work.
  • *UPDATE: Closure of northbound and southbound passing lanes (left lanes) from Blue Course Drive to Hillcrest Avenue for Columbia Gas utility line relocation work.

Drivers should allow for extra travel time and be alert for lane shifts between Cherry Lane and Park Avenue during the utility work detailed above. All work is weather and schedule dependent.

This work is part of the North Atherton Street project that is taking place through 2019 with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work will include relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median and paving.

To help make decisions about travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by visiting  511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow\511PAStateCOLL.

Media Contact: Marla Fannin (814) 765-0423

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