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Interstate 70 – Bentleyville Interchange Work Begins

09/15/2015

Borough of Bentleyville, Somerset Township and Fallowfield Township, Washington County
Uniontown – PennDOT District 12 would like to advise motorists that the Interstate 70 Bentleyville Interchange Project is getting ready to start. Currently, utility relocation work is occurring on various secondary roads within the project work zone. This includes utility pole relocation on Route 2040 (Wilson Road) and Route 917 (Pittsburgh Road).
Beginning the week of Monday, September 21st crews will begin work on Route 2040 (Wilson Road). The contractor will begin widening this road and motorists will experience single lane flagging.
The project is located within the Borough of Bentleyville, Somerset and Fallowfield townships, Washington County. It includes safety improvements along the Interstate 70 corridor and encompasses two full interchanges Ginger Hill (Exit 32A) and Bentleyville (Exit 32B) and includes the widening of Interstate 70 to provide a wider median; lengthening and reconfiguring ramp acceleration and deceleration lanes; replacement of the bridge carrying I-70 over SR 2040, Pigeon Creek, and Norfolk Southern Railroad; replacement of the bridge carrying PA Route 917 over I-70; and secondary roadway improvements.  The Contractor on this $75,894,753.83 dollar project is Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc. and it is scheduled to complete in December 2018.
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Media contact: Valerie Petersen, 724-439-7375