State College Area High School students now have further protection crossing Westerly Parkway while traveling between the North and South buildings.
Two Pennsylvania Department of Transportation-approved flashing pedestrian beacons are up and running, warning drivers as they approach a frequently-used crosswalk. During transitions between classes, crossing guards also safeguard students.
The crosswalk will be along the primary corridor for students walking between buildings once the main State High Project construction begins later this year. Construction will close the present South Building front entrance, shifting the building’s entrance to the rear. An initial project to build a loop road around the building is expected to be finished by Oct. 1.
The district asks motorists to drive slowly and cautiously in the school zone while looking out for students.