Trip from York County to Penn State will likely take longer than normal on Saturday
- Penn State opens its 2017 football season on Saturday against Akron.
- The game is scheduled for a noon kickoff time in Beaver Stadium.
- Ongoing road construction on Route 322 will likely make for a longer trip for York County fans.
The trip from York County to Penn State will likely take even longer than normal on Saturday, Sept. 2.
The school has issued a traffic advisory about the No. 6 Nittany Lions' season-opening contest against Akron. The game has a noon kickoff time.
Fans traveling to Beaver Stadium by U.S. Route 322 from south-central Pennsylvania are advised to allow for extra travel time because of ongoing road construction in the area of Seven Mountains and Potters Mill Gap.
According to PennDOT, drivers will encounter a change in the traffic pattern through the construction zone, which stretches eastbound and westbound from the Mifflin County line to Decker Valley Road in Centre County. The construction is expected to continue until mid-October.
Traffic is restricted to a single lane in each direction in the work zone, as eastbound traffic will cross over into the westbound lane. Eastbound lanes are closed so that work can take place away from traffic. Westbound traffic will continue to use the right travel lane to move through the work zone.
For additional information about the construction and travel restrictions, visit www.penndot.gov. Motorists can stay up-to-date on the latest travel conditions by visiting www.511PA.com.
The Beaver Stadium parking lots will open Saturday at 7 a.m. and the stadium ticket office, near Gate E, will open at 8 a.m. Stadium gates will open at 10 a.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early.
For more information on tickets, parking or other questions, fans should call 1-800-NITTANY, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday after 7 a.m. until one hour after the game ends or send an email to Golions@psu.edu.
For parking maps, the bag policy and a complete list of items prohibited from entry into Beaver Stadium, fans should go to Penn State Football Game Day Central: GoPSUsports.com/gameday.