The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is urging motorists to be alert for changing traffic patterns and reduced speed limits on Interstate 90 near the Ohio state line in Springfield Township, Erie County as part of a reconstruction project.
Barriers are being set between the westbound lanes from the Ohio state line to Exit 3 (Route 6N, West Springfield/Cherry Hill). Eastbound lanes are expected to close May 8, 2020, weather permitting, and traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction using the westbound lanes. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 miles per hour within certain areas of the work zone.
In connection with the project, the rest area along the eastbound lanes near the Ohio state line is expected to close May 8, 2020 and remain closed throughout the summer.
Information on the project is available online at www.penndot.gov/district1 by clicking on the Construction Projects/Roadway link under the Resources heading, picking the Erie County box then choosing the Interstate 90 Reconstruction tile.
PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Subscribe to PennDOT news in Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties at www.penndot.gov/District1.
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