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Interstate 90 Reconstruction Projects

Work on these projects will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.

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Project Overview

PennDOT will reconstruct or restore approximately 28 miles of I-90 in 10 years through a series of contracts.

The first project started in 2019 and focused on reconstructing I-90 from the Ohio state line to mile marker 3.5 near the Route 6N exits in Springfield Township, as well as paving from mile maker 10.5 to mile marker 18. It is expected to be completed spring 2021.   

A second contract to reconstruct from mile marker 3.5 and to near mile marker 10.5 in Springfield Township, Girard Township, and Platea Borough is expected for to done from 2021 to 2023. 

Another contract includes repaving 10 miles of I-90 in Harborcreek, Greenfield and North East townships from the I-86 interchange to the New York state line. The project is expected to start during the 2021 construction season.

The design phase for a project focused on the reconstruction of mile marker 10.5 to mile marker 18 is expected to start in 2022 with construction tentatively planned to get underway in 2027. 

Miles 0 to 3.5

This is a multi-year project to improve nearly 11 miles of Interstate 90 in Summit, Springfield, Girard, and Fairview townships in Erie County.

The $37.6 million project includes the removal and replacement of the Huntley Road (Route 3012) Bridge in Springfield Township, Erie County. The new concrete bridge, which offers a higher clearance height for traffic on I-90, was opened on October 11, 2019.

Preservation work from mile marker 10 to mile marker 18 in Girard and Fairview townships and the creations of high-speed crossovers needed for the second year of the project was also completed during the 2019 construction season.

Work is expected to restart in spring 2021, weather permitting, and will include paving the westbound lanes from the Ohio/Pennsylvania state line to just east of the Route 6N exits. The paving will require lane restrictions.

Along with reconstructing the roadway, work will include the installation of a new right-of-way fence and cable median barrier, brush removal, updated guiderail, and signs, as well as the design and construction of new sign foundations.

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Miles 3.5 to 10.5

The $66.1 million project, which is considered phases 2 and 3 of a long-term reconstruction plan, includes the 6.85-mile section of I-90 beginning near mile marker 3.5 and extending east to near mile marker 10.5, located in Springfield Township, Girard Township, and Platea Borough. Work will also include replacement or rehabilitation of five bridges and teardrop roundabouts at the Route 18 interchange.

The project will officially start on March 22, 2021, with work at the Route 215 bridge. Roadway work is expected to start April 5, 2021. The project is expected to take three years to complete. Lane closures and traffic control will be needed on the interstate and adjacent roads throughout the project.

Year one will include construction of the new Route 215 bridge; intersection improvements at Underridge Road and Rea Road; preliminary work on the new Route 18 bridge; a highspeed cross over near mile marker 9.5, and preservation work on the McKee Road bridge. 

In the following years the eastbound and westbound lanes will be reconstructed, bridges over Neiger Road will be replaced; and the Route 18 interchange and bridge will be rebuilt. Traffic on I-90 will be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Throughout the project, work will also include updates to the drainage, guiderail, cable median barrier, highway lighting, pavements markings.

Additional information on the project is available in the 2018 Public Presentation as well as the project press release.

Future Projects

A project to repave 10 miles of I-90 in Harborcreek, Greenfield and North East townships from the I-86 interchange at mile marker 35 to the New York state line is expected to start during the 2021 construction season. Work will be completed over a two-year period and will require lane restrictions. 

The design phase for a project focused on the reconstruction of mile marker 10.5 to mile marker 18 is expected to start in 2022 with construction tentatively planned to get underway in 2027.  

Project Updates

4-9-21

I-90 westbound will be restricted to one lane from the Ohio line to near mile post 3.5 in Springfield Township, Erie County starting Monday, April 12, 2021, weather permitting. 

The closure is necessary for paving work to be completed as part of the project to reconstruct the first 3.5 miles of I-90. 

Work is expected to be completed by mid-June 2021.

3-24-21

The I-90 eastbound and westbound ramps for Route 215 in Springfield Township, Erie County will be closed April 1, 2021 for work at the nearby bridge site. 

The closure, which is being done in connection with the I-90 reconstruction project, is expected to remain in place until the new bridge opens in late July 2021.

A detour remains in place for Route 215 traffic and is posted using Route 6N, Route 18, and Route 20. 

11-23-20

All westbound and eastbound lanes of I-90 are reopened in Springfield Township, Erie County. All ramps and exits for Route 6N (Exit 3, West Springfield/Cherry Hill) are reopened as well. 

Motorists may encounter some temporary, daylight lane restrictions next week as the contractor finishes some project clean work. 

11-16-20

The second year of work on a multi-year project to improve nearly 11 miles of Interstate 90 in Summit, Springfield, Girard, and Fairview townships in Erie County is expected to wrap up by end on November 2020.

All reconstruction work on the eastbound lanes will be completed in 2020. The westbound on ramp for Route 6N and all lanes of I-90 are expected to be reopened by November 20, 2020.

The final paving on the westbound lanes is scheduled to be done in April 2021, weather permitting. The work will require lane restrictions.

Median cable barrier will also be placed along the roadway in the spring of 2021.