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I-79 Rest Areas Reopened in Lawrence County


​Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the northbound and southbound I-79 rest areas in Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County have reopened to traffic.

The northbound and southbound rest areas were closed for improvement work, drainage and sign work, and other miscellaneous construction activities.

This work is part of the $11.62 million project along I-79 from Butler County to Mercer County. Work includes milling and resurfacing, base repair work, rest area improvements, guide rail upgrades, drainage improvements, minor structure repairs and other miscellaneous construction work. Short and long-term single-lane restrictions, as well as rest area closures are anticipated. The project is expected to conclude summer 2024. Lindy Paving, Inc. is the prime contractor.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional X alerts.

Contact: Nicole Haney, 412-429-5011

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