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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 2028.  

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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 will include 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 - In Construction

The $15.4 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 will include milling, paving, and drainage upgrades on the east and westbound lanes from mile marker 35 near the Interstate 86 interchange to near mile marker 40.  

In the third year of the project, work will include milling, paving, and drainage improvements from near mile marker 40 to the New York state line. 

Miles 18 to 23 - In Construction 

The $6.4 million resurfacing project will include milling, paving and concrete patch repairs from mile marker 18 to mile marker 23 in McKean and Summit townships, Erie County. It includes the Exit 18 ramps for (Route 832, Sterrettania) and the Interstate 79 interchange. Work will also include upgrades to drainage, guiderail, signing and pavement markings.

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. 

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 2028.  

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

Project Updates

7-15-22

The Route 18 bridge over Interstate 90 in Girard Township, Erie County is reopened to through traffic.

The ramps on the west side of the bridge and the teardrop roundabouts are also opened. Traffic headed eastbound on I-90 can exit to Route 18. Traffic on Route 18 can use the on ramp to I-90 westbound. 

The remaining ramp and exit are expected to open individually as work is completed, which is expected to happen by Labor Day. In the meantime, a detour is in place for traffic wanting to access Route 18 from I-90 westbound.  

6-21-22

The I-90 eastbound ramp to Route 20 (Exit 45, State line/ North East) in Erie County is scheduled to be closed from 6:00 AM Wednesday, June 22 to 6:00 AM Friday, June 24, 2022.

The closure is needed so a cross pipe under the ramp and the median barrier can be replaced.   

6-3-22

The interchange of I-90 and Route 18 (Exit 9, Girard/Platea) will be closed starting June 13, 2022, weather permitting.

All the on and off ramps to and from the eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate and the Route 18 bridge will be closed as work is done to tie the roadway into the new structure and the ramps into the newly constructed roundabouts.

A detour for Route 18 is posted using Route 20, Route 6N, and Route 98. Drivers of large vehicles are reminded to follow detour signs and obey weight limits and height restrictions.

The ramps will be reopened as work allows, and the bridge is expected to be opened to Route 18 traffic in July, weather permitting.

As part of the work, Cross Station Road will be closed near the intersection with Route 18 as a new intersection is constructed. That work is expected to take place later in June. A detour will be posted and businesses and homes on Cross Station Road can be accessed from Mill Street.   

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.