Borough of State College News Release

For Immediate Release


Temporary Traffic Pattern Changes for 2019 Student Move-In

State College, Pa – During Penn State University student move-in, the community sees an influx in traffic. To help alleviate local traffic congestion the following temporary traffic pattern changes will be put into effect:

  • Monday, August 12, through Sunday, August 25: East Calder Way will be posted one-way west bound from Hetzel Street to South Garner Street AND posted one-way east bound from High to Hetzel Street
  • Tuesday, August 13: Hetzel Street will be posted one-way north bound from East Beaver Avenue to East Calder Way
  • Thursday, August 15, through Friday, August 16: The left-hand lane of West College Avenue between South Barnard Street and South Atherton Street will be closed and become a parking lane
  • Thursday, August 22, through Saturday, August 24: The right-hand lane of East College Avenue between University Drive and High Street will be closed and become a parking lane

Below are two maps available for download that outline all the traffic pattern changes. Normal traffic flow is highlighted with green and the temporary traffic pattern changes are highlighted with red.

West End Map


West College Avenue between Burrowes Street and South Gill Street

Calder Way Move in Map


East College Avenue between University Drive and South Garner Street 

Please note that all construction projects will be suspended during this period, however, to stay informed on other potential road closures visit and subscribe. To view the latest announcements from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in regards to the North Atherton Street Project visit Please use caution as you travel throughout the community. 


If you would like more information about this event, please contact Douglas Shontz at (814)-278-4723 or email at

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