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Information on the Proposed Improvements to the Bayfront Parkway in the City of Erie Available Online


​The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the public can view online versions of the Bayfront Parkway Central Corridor improvement alternatives presented at the first of two public meetings in the City of Erie.

The proposed improvements include potential upgrades at the intersection of the Bayfront Parkway and Sassafras Street Extension, State Street, and Holland Street. Possible improvements are being considered to address pedestrian and bicyclists access along the roadway, as well as traffic congestion and connections between the waterfront and downtown Erie.

PennDOT’s northwest region, which serves Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties, is continuing to gather public input on the conceptual alternatives.

Additional information on the project, including the comment form and plans display, can be found online at under the District Links heading and at

Information can also be obtained through the PennDOT’s Bayfront Parkway Project Facebook group at

A second, rescheduled public meeting about the project will be held:
Date:               December 11, 2018
Time:               Noon to 8 PM
Location:        Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity Community Center
 109 German Street
 Erie, PA 16507

Representatives from PennDOT and the consultant will be on hand to answer questions about the project, as well as gather feedback from attendees.

The location of the meeting is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you or an individual with whom you are familiar does not speak English as their primary language and who has a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English desires to participate in this meeting, or if you require special assistance to attend and/or participate in this meeting, or need additional information please contact Mark Nicholson, PennDOT Project Manager, at 814-678-7057.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, PennDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division at 717-787-5891 or 800-468-4201.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035