Travel Directions

Up ] Exam Schedule ] Exam Pre-Registration ] [ Travel Directions ] Required Documents ] FRN vs. SSN ] FCC "Paperless" License Policy ] 2017 Exam Fee ] Question Pools ] Other Local Exams ] About HARCE ]

Directions to the HARCE Exam Site
(BLAIR COUNTY 911 CENTER)

View Altoona Map

View Blair County 911 Center Map
Park in the lot adjacent to the building (near the big antenna tower)
Enter parking lot via alley off 5th Street.
  Handicap parking is available adjacent to the building.

 

If traveling to Altoona via Interstate 99:

Take the 17th Street exit and proceed into Altoona.  Turn right onto 6th Avenue.  You'll pass Altoona Library, Altoona Area High School, the Fieldhouse, and practice fields.  Follow 6th Avenue to 5th Street.  (There will be traffic lights at 12th, 8th, and 7th Streets.)  Turn left onto 5th Street, then turn right into the parking lot between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Proceed down the alley (walk) to the 911 Center.  The parking lot near the big antenna tower is secure entry.

The 911 Center is a secure, limited-access building.  You must be buzzed in thru the 5th Street door and the fenced in parking lot.  Use the door buzzer / intercoms to request admittance.
We are asked to request admittance in groups so that the dispatcher is not receiving too many door requests, so please wait for others if possible.
An examiner will check the door every few minutes before the start of the exam.  Please do not be late!

If needed, the 911 On-Duty Supervisor can be contacted at the non-emergency number of 940-5921 to request assistance.

Handicap parking is available adjacent to the building.

View Blair County 911 Center Map
Park in the lot adjacent to the building (near the big antenna tower)
Enter parking lot via alley off 5th Street.
  Handicap parking is available adjacent to the building.

 

If traveling to Altoona via US Route 22:

Take PA Route 764 North into Altoona.  Follow this road for about 3 miles; it becomes Sixth Avenue.  You'll pass WTAJ TV-10 on your left.  Continue on Sixth Avenue.  After 17th Street, you'll pass Altoona Library, Altoona Area High School, the Fieldhouse, and practice fields.  Follow 6th Avenue to 5th Street.  (There will be traffic lights at 12th, 8th, and 7th Streets.)  Turn left onto 5th Street, then turn right into the parking lot between 6th and 7th Avenues.  (Now follow the directions in blue text above.)

 

If traveling to Altoona via PA Route 764:

If you're arriving from the north, follow Route 764 South into Altoona; it becomes Seventh Avenue.  Drive past the 911 Center and turn left at 5th Street, then turn left into the parking lot between 6th and 7th Avenues.  (Now follow the directions in blue text above.)

If you're arriving from the south, follow Route 764 North into Altoona; it becomes Sixth Avenue.  After 17th Street, you'll pass Altoona Library, Altoona Area High School, the Fieldhouse, and practice fields.  Follow 6th Avenue to 5th Street.  (There will be traffic lights at 12th, 8th, and 7th Streets.)  Turn left onto 5th Street, then turn right into the parking lot between 6th and 7th Avenues.  (Now follow the directions in blue text above.)

 

If traveling to Altoona via PA Route 36:

Proceed into Altoona via Route 36.  

If you're arriving from the south, follow Route 36 into the Logan Township business district.  You have many options.  You can continue on Logan Boulevard, then turn right onto Sixth Avenue.  Now follow the Route 764 North directions above.  Or, you can turn right onto Plank Road and travel north to 17th Street.  [Warning: There are lots of traffic lights and possibly dense traffic on this route.]  Turn left onto 17th Street (at the big Sheetz). Now follow the I99 directions above.

If you're arriving from the north, turn left onto 12th Avenue (it's one-way).  Travel 1 block, then turn right onto 17th Street and go over the bridge.  At 6th Avenue turn left.  Now follow the Route 764 North directions above.

 

Back to Top