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Delaware Water Gap Welcome Center on Interstate 80 West Anticipated to Reopen Before Independence Day


Delaware Water Gap, Monroe County – The Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and General Services (DGS) today announced that renovations at the Delaware Water Gap Welcome Center located at I-80 West, Exit 310 in Monroe County are anticipated to be completed before the Independence Day holiday. 
The $2.5 million project covers interior and exterior renovations including: Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades; new bathroom equipment; heating, cooling and ventilation upgrades; updated wiring and electrical equipment; parking lot upgrades; exterior and rooftop drainage and repairs to the building’s façade. 
The project was originally estimated to be completed by Memorial Day, with weather conditions and additional roof work adding to the project timeframe.
While the renovations are underway, the facility will be closed to public access. PennDOT has identified Exits 309 (U.S. 209/PA 447) and 308 (East Stroudsburg) as the nearest locations for restrooms, food, gas and other amenities.
Travelers seeking tourism information can visit the Stroudsburg Welcome Center or call 1-800-POCONOS.
PennDOT manages 14 Welcome Centers statewide. The centers provide tourism information, and maintain rest area facilities, vending machines and picnic areas. Most centers are open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., including most holidays.
 MEDIA CONTACT:  Ron Young, PennDOT, 1-610-871-4555
   Sean Brown, PennDOT, 1-610-871-4556
Troy Thompson, DGS, 717-787-3197
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