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Interstate 90 Reconstruction Projects

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Project Overview

PennDOT will reconstruct or restore approximately 28 miles of I-90 in 10 years through a series of contracts.

The first project started in 2019 and focused on reconstructing I-90 from the Ohio state line to mile marker 3.5 near the Route 6N exits in Springfield Township, as well as paving from mile maker 10.5 to mile marker 18. It was completed in 2021.   

A second contract to reconstruct from mile marker 3.5 and to near mile marker 10.5 in Springfield Township, Girard Township, and Platea Borough is expected for to done from 2021 to 2023. 

Another contract includes repaving 10 miles of I-90 in Harborcreek, Greenfield and North East townships from the I-86 interchange to the New York state line is expected for to done from 2021 to 2023.

Plans for 2022 also include the resurfacing of I-90 from mile miler 18 to mile marker 23. The project will have nighttime work and will include paving, new guiderail, concrete patching, and updated pavement markings and signs. Work is expected to start June 5, 2022.

The early design phase for a project focused on the reconstruction of mile marker 10.5 to mile marker 18 is underway and construction tentatively planned to get underway in 2027.  

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Miles 3.5 to 10.5 - In Construction

The $66.1 million project, which is considered phases 2 and 3 of a long-term reconstruction plan, includes the 6.85-mile section of I-90 beginning near mile marker 3.5 and extending east to near mile marker 10.5, located in Springfield Township, Girard Township, and Platea Borough. Work will also include replacement or rehabilitation of five bridges and teardrop roundabouts at the Route 18 interchange.

Work in 2021 included construction of the new Route 215 bridge; intersection improvements at Underridge Road and Rea Road; emergency removal of the Route 18 bridge, preliminary work on the new Route 18 bridge; a highspeed cross over near mile marker 9.5, and preservation work on the McKee Road bridge. 

In 2022, work included the reconstruction of the eastbound lanes of I-90, completion of the Route 18 bridge and two teardrop roundabouts at Exit 9 and replacement of the eastbound bridge over Neiger Road. 

Year three of the project will include reconstruction of the westbound lanes of I-90 and the replacement of the westbound bridge over Neiger Road. 

Throughout the project, work will also include updates to the drainage, guiderail, cable median barrier, highway lighting, pavements markings. Lane closures and traffic control will be needed on the interstate and adjacent roads throughout the project.

Additional information is available in the 2018 Public Presentation.

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Miles 35 to NY State Line - Nearly Complete

The approximately $18 million, multi-year project includes repaving more than 10 miles of I-90 in Harborcreek, Greenfield, and North East townships from the I-86 interchange at mile marker 35 to the New York state line. 

The project includes repairs to the culvert that carries I-90 over 16 Mile Creek near Exit 41 (Route 89) North East Township.  

In 2022, work included milling, paving, bridge repairs, and drainage upgrades on the east and westbound lanes from mile marker 35 near the Interstate 86 interchange to the New York Line.  

The third year of the project will include only a few minor finishing activities, as the project's major work was completed a year early. 

Miles 10.5 to 18 - In Design 

The early design phase for a project focused on the reconstruction of mile marker 10.5 to mile marker 18 is underway and construction tentatively planned to get underway in 2027.  

An in-person public meeting for the Beckman Road bridge portion of the project will be held on December 15, 2022. Information on the feasability study of the bridge, including a project handout and a narrated version of the presentation, will be available on the public involvement webpage through December 29, 2022. 

Miles 0 to 3.5 - Completed

This multi-year project improved nearly 11 miles of Interstate 90 in Summit, Springfield, Girard, and Fairview townships in Erie County.

The $37.6 million project included 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 was also completed during the 2019 construction season.

Work to pave the westbound lanes from the Ohio/Pennsylvania state line to just east of the Route 6N exits was completed during the 2021 construction season.

Along with reconstructing the roadway, work included 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.

Miles 18 to 23 - Completed 

The $6.4 million resurfacing project included milling, paving and concrete patch repairs from mile marker 18 to mile marker 23 in McKean and Summit townships, Erie County. It included the Exit 18 ramps for (Route 832, Sterrettania) and the Interstate 79 interchange. Work included upgrades to drainage, guiderail, signing and pavement markings. The project was completed in the 2022 construction season and included nighttime work. 

Project Updates

10-24-22

Work to reconstruct the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 from mile maker 3.5 to mile marker 10.5 in Springfield Township, Girard Township, and Platea Borough, Erie County is nearing completion.

With the paving, guiderail and line painting finished, vehicles will be shifted back to the eastbound lanes starting tomorrow, October 25, 2022.

Work will also start on removing the barriers along the westbound lanes. Drivers should be alert that work will be done during daylight and nighttime hours and will require traffic to be restricted to one lane in both directions.

Once that is complete, work will be done on the high-speed crossover that will be used during next year's construction season. This is expected to be completed by mid-November, weather permitting, and will be the last portion of work done during the 2022 construction season.

10-14-22

The Interstate 90 eastbound on ramp at Exit 9 (Route 18, Girard/Platea) has reopened to traffic.

All ramps at the interchange and the roundabouts are now fully open. Motorists are reminded to yield to vehicles already in the roundabout and should never stop while in the roundabout. 

5-20-22

The $6.4 million resurfacing project will include milling, paving and concrete patch repairs from mile marker 18 to mile marker 23, including the Exit 18 ramps for (Route 832, Sterrettania) and the Interstate 79 interchange. 

Construction is expected to begin June 5, 2022, weather permitting, and is expected to be completed by October 2022.

The project will require nighttime work from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM Sundays through Fridays. Drivers should be alert for traffic pattern shifts and lane restrictions, and anticipate travel delays during active work hours.