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​​​​​News & Press Releases

Below are the latest Press Releases and Travel Advisories related to the Bayfront Parkway. 

Temporary Closure Planned Next Week on Sassafras Street Extension

July 3, 2024 - ​In order to complete additional drainage work in connection with the Bayfront Parkway Improvement Project, Sassafras Street Extension will be closed during work hours on Monday, July 8, 2024. Read more​. ​

Temporary Closures Planned Next Week on Sassafras Street Extension​

June 7, 2024 -  ​In order to complete drainage work in connection with the Bayfront Parkway Improvement Project, there will be daylight closures on Sassafras Street Extension on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11 and 12, 2024. The street will be closed between the intersection with the Bayfront Parkway and the intersection with Front Street. It will be reopened when work is not active. Read more.

PennDOT Announces Virtual Plans Display for Upcoming​ East Bayfront Parkway Project in the City of Erie, Erie County

April 18, 2024​PennDOT invites the public to a virtual plans display for the upcoming safety project on East Bayfront Parkway (Route 4034) from Port Access Road to East 12th Street in the City of Erie, Erie County. Read more​

Bayfront Parkway Traffic Pattern Shift to Start Tomorrow

April 9, 2024 - A change to the westbound lanes of the Bayfront Parkway (Route 4034) near the Sassafras Street Extension intersection will go into effect starting tomorrow, April 10, 2024. Read more. ​​

Major Construction Getting Underway for the Bayfront Parkway Improvement Project in the City of Erie

October 31, 2023​Major work on the multi-year project to improve accessibility, safety, efficiency along the central portion of the Bayfront Parkway (Route 4034) in the City of Erie is underway.  Read more.

In Erie, Governor Shapiro and Secretary Carroll Celebrate Start of Bayfront Parkway Improvement Project with Business, Labor, and Local Leaders

September 15, 2023 - Governor Josh Shapiro and PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll joined regional PennDOT, business, labor, and elected leaders to announce the start of a multi-year project to strengthen the connections between the City of Erie and the waterfront along a portion of Lake Erie by improving accessibility and safety for all users within the central corridor of the Bayfront Parkway. 

Watch a video and read a press release on the announcement online.  

Social Media

PennDOT monitors a Facebook public group focused on projects along the Bayfront Parkway​. Join the Bayfront Parkway Project page for travel updates and other news related to construction. ​


Click on the picture below for a PDF version of the most current Bayfront Parkway project newsletter. Copies of earlier editions or versions in other languages can be obtained by emailing ​​​

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Past Press Releases 

​Below are the press releases specifically about the Bayfront Parkway Central Corridor Improvement Project. 

Press Release (4-9-24)
​​Press Release (10-31-23)

Press Release (8-10-22)
Press Release (9-20-21)
Press Release (8-31-21)
Press Release (9-21-20)
Press Release (4-29-20)
Press Release (7-31-19)
Press Release (12-4-18)