Begin Main Content Area

Road Closure Route 136 (E. Main Street) - West Newton


PennDOT District 12 would like to inform motorists of the closure of a section of Route 136 (Main Street) located in West Newton, Westmoreland County. The closure will be located between Water Street and 1st Street. The closure will begin on Monday, October 19 at 8:30 AM and will reopen on Thursday, October 22 at 3:30 PM.

The closure will be in place to allow CSX Railroad crews to perform maintenance on the railroad crossing. A marked detour will be in place using Route 136, Route 51, Interstate 70 and Route 31.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1000 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 local PennDOT information on Twitter at

Media contact: Jay Ofsanik, 724-439-7135