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Public Meeting Announced for Interstate 70 Bentleyville to Belle Vernon Bridge Project, Westmoreland County


Uniontown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT's) Engineering District 12, along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), invites the community to participate in an open-house format public meeting to review and comment on the proposed Interstate 70 Bentleyville to Belle Vernon Bridge Project. Representatives from PennDOT and the project team will be available to answer questions and take comments regarding the project. 

The public meeting will be held on the following date, time and at the location listed below: 

Date:               Thursday, May 18, 2023

Time:              6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Location:        Mon Valley Career and Technology Center

5 Guttman Avenue

Charleroi, PA 15022

This project which is nearing final design, considers mainline improvements including widening and minor realignment of Interstate 70, reconstruction/reconfiguration of the Lover Interchange (Exit 36), and improvements to acceleration and deceleration lanes at the Speers Interchange (Exit 39) and Charleroi/Allenport Interchange (Exit 40).

 The public will learn about the preliminary design process, review project information, and provide feedback on roadway improvements and concerns, including the proposed Lover Interchange (Exit 36) reconfiguration, and sensitive environmental features in the project area.

The in-person public meeting location complies with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and is accessible to individuals who have disabilities. The project documents will be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or concerns that require individual attention, please contact Project Manager, Mr. Sean P Sepe,P.E., no later than one week before the meeting at (724)-439-7322, by email at or write to:

Mrs. Rachel D. Duda, P.E.

Assistant District Executive - Design

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Engineering District 12-0

825 North Gallatin Avenue Extension

Uniontown, PA 15401-2105

Attn: Mr. Sean Sepe, Project Manager

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