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‚ÄčInterstate 80 Repair Project

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Project Overview

This project includes repairs to the first 15 miles of Interstate 80 eastbound and westbound in Lackawannock, East Lackawannock, and Shenango townships, Mercer County.

The project includes repairs, such as pavement patching and updated pavement markings, as needed to the eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway from the Ohio state line to near Exit 15 (Route 9, Mercer).

The first phase of work was done in October 2021 and focused on the eastbound lanes from mile maker 4.5 to mile marker 11.

In 2022, work will include patching the westbound lanes as needed, and any additional repairs needed to the eastbound lanes.

The project is expected to restart on April 20, 2022, weather permitting, and to be completed by November 2022. 

The contractor is Lindy Paving, Inc. of New Galilee, PA. The contract cost is $2,840,670.55, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds. 

Traffic Impacts

Lane closures are anticipated weekdays Monday through Friday as well as some 

Drivers should be alert for slowed traffic leading up to the work zone and take turns at the merge point. Motorists may want to seek alternative routes during high traffic times, such as evening commuting hours and weekends, to avoid travel delays and congestion. weekends. 

Check for possible delays and slowed traffic through PennDOT's 511PA app and website. 

No lane closures are permitted during the following holiday time-frames:

  • Easter - 6:00 AM, April 14, 2022 until 9:00 PM, April 19, 2022. 
  • Memorial Day - 6:00 AM, May 27, 2022 until 9:00 PM, May 31, 2022.
  • Independence Day - 6:00 AM, July 1, 2022 until 9:00 PM, July 5, 2022.
  • Labor Day - 6:00 AM, September 2, 2022 until 9:00 PM, September 6, 2022.