PSU Bike Share a resounding success

Zagster bike share rider on campus.Cecily Zhu, Alternative Transportation Program Coordinator at Penn State reports, “We just broke 500 annual memberships and have over 7400 trips logged. The amount of enthusiasm around bike share has really shown how bike friendly this area is and how much of an appetite there continues to be for bike related program and infrastructure improvements in general.”

And it’s just over a month since the service started. Great Job Cecily & PSU!

You can read more about Zagster bike share at Penn State here!

Bridge Closure on Branch Rd

Detour using Daleview, Scenery Park, & S. Atherton paths

Passing on this press release from PennDOT concerning bridgework on Branch Rd.

PennDOT will be closing Branch Road (Route 3011) just north of Country Club Road on Monday July 17 at 7:00 a.m. During this time the Centre

Hills Country Club will remain accessible from Route 322 Business side of Branch Road. The detour is necessary for excavation to begin for a new bridge structure and relocation of the existing waterline. New paint lines will also be put in place for a temporary golf cart path detour.

The bridge spans Slab Cabin Run, near the entrance to the Centre Hills Country Club. The existing bridge is weight posted at 19 tons for single vehicles and 31 tons for combination vehicles. Dating from 1954, the bridge carries an average of 10,000 vehicles each day.

Overall project work will include removal of the old bridge, construction of a new, 3-cell, pre-cast box culvert, paving, guide rail updates, water & se

wer line relocation, drainage, and miscellaneous items.

PennDOT expects the new bridge to be open to traffic on August 28, 2017.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College, PA is the contractor on this $1.9 million project. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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