Work to begin on $6M I-79 resurfacing project in Erie County

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that work on a $6-million construction project on more than four miles of Interstate 79 in Erie County will begin next week.

The preservation project will improve 4.5 miles of Interstate 79 from mile marker 178 to mile marker 182.5 in the City of Erie, and Summit and Millcreek townships, Erie County. The project will start north of the Interstate 90 interchange and end south of Route 5 (12th St.).

Work will include milling and resurfacing both the northbound and the southbound lanes, concrete pavement patching, concrete shoulders, and highway lighting repairs, as well as updated guiderail, drainage, signs and pavement markings. Repairs will also be made to the on and off ramps at Exit 182 (Route 20/ 26th St.).

Construction is expected to begin on July 8, 2029, weather permitting, and to be completed by October 25, 2019.

The contractor is Lindy Paving of Union City.

This project is in addition to the resurfacing work completed earlier this construction season on Interstate 79 from mile marker 168.5 to mile marker 178 in Franklin, McKean, and Summit townships. In total 14 miles of Interstate 79 in Erie County will be resurfaced in 2019.

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