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September 28, 2018



The State College Police Department is advising those attending the Penn State vs. Ohio State Football game on Saturday, September 29, 2018, to expect increased traffic congestion and delays in and around State College.  Roadways used to access parking lots will have increased traffic volume and waiting times because of the anticipated attendance for the game.  The addition of ESPN College Game Day on campus resulting in some fans arriving earlier than usual will create backups and delays along many roadways around town.  Please also be reminded of the numerous construction projects that impact those travelling to and from this game.  Game day parking at the stadium has been exhausted and those arriving without parking permits will be redirected.  We encourage motorists to plan their route and parking in advance and count on extended wait times in the traffic pattern to enter stadium lots.  We urge those going to the game to use alternate parking areas, including downtown municipal parking garages with available shuttle service when possible to reduce traffic on the roadways.

For those attending the game please read the back of parking permits and follow those directions to travel to parking for the game.  Preplan your route and leave extra time for the traffic.  Accessing stadium parking from State Route 322 and Interstate 99 is the recommended direction of travel.  Backups are expected on North Atherton Street and College Avenue.  Avoid these roadways if possible and plan a route around the various construction projects. 

PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 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.

Football parking information is available on Information about parking in downtown is available on the State College Borough website: .
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