Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is announcing a single-lane restriction on the Matthew Smelser Memorial Bridge on eastbound Interstate 70 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County.
The restriction will be in place from the Smithton exit to the Arnold City exit and is scheduled to begin Tuesday, August 15 and remain in place through mid-October.
Crews from Golden Triangle Construction Company will be performing rehabilitation work on the superstructure including seal dam replacements, concrete blister work, blasting, painting, and steel repairs.
This work is part of a $120.6 million Interstate 70 Project involving the widening and reconstruction of Interstate 70 along with the reconstruction of the Route 51 Interchange (Exit 46) to replace it with a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). To accommodate the new interchange, the plans include one mile of reconstruction and widening on Route 51, and several intersecting roadways including the relocation of Finley Road and Route 981. The project is anticipated to be complete in October 2027.
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