Work has wrapped up on the first year of 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 were also completed during the 2019 construction season.
Work is expected to restart in late April 2020, weather permitting, and will include the reconstruction of 3.5 miles of I-90 – extending from the Ohio/Pennsylvania state line to just east of the Route 6N exits in Springfield Township, Erie County.
The project will also 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.
No detours are expected for traffic on Interstate 90, but motorists will encounter lane restrictions, with traffic controlled by signs and devices.
The contractor is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College, PA. The contract cost is $37,586,690, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds.
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.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
Subscribe to PennDOT news in Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties at www.penndot.gov/District1.
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.
Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035
# # #