Begin Main Content Area

PennDOT Announces Virtual Plans Display for Interstate 70 Bentleyville to Belle Vernon Bridge Reconstruction Project in Washington 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 a Virtual Plans Display on the proposed Interstate 70 Bentleyville to Belle Vernon Bridge Reconstruction Project in Washington County.

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 information on the Interstate 70 Bentleyville to Belle Vernon Bridge Reconstruction Project including a short overview and an online comment form will be available online. The virtual plans display can be accessed on the PennDOT website beginning Wednesday, May 18, 2023, and will be available through Friday, June 2, 2023.  

The page can be accessed by visiting the PennDOT District 12 website at, clicking on the Public Meetings link under the District Links heading, clicking on the Washington County box, and selecting the I-70 Bentleyville to Belle Vernon Bridge Project Tile.

Those unable to access the information online may give feedback by contacting PennDOT Project Manager Sean P Sepe, P.E. at 724-439-7322 or

The purpose of the online plans display is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project's potential effect upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 

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 have special concerns that require individual attention, contact PennDOT Project Manager Sean P Sepe, P.E. at 724-439-7322 or

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, PennDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division at 717-787-5891 or 800-468-4201. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 Twitter alerts.  
Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties at PennDOT District 12.  
Information about infrastructure in District 12, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 12 Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at PennDOT Projects.  
Follow PennDOT on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.  

# # #