PennDOT's Construction Season Began on April 3

April 11, 2023
Three dozen projects with a price tag over $88.6 million are planned to begin, resume, or be bid for construction this year

April 3 marks the beginning of the construction season in the Keystone State. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) 2023 construction book, three dozen projects with a price tag over $88.6 million are planned to begin, resume, or be bid for construction this year.

In addition to the three dozen projects, the $69.4 million second-phase work on Interstate 90 in western Erie County and the $66.4 million multiphase reconstruction of the Bayfront Parkway central corridor are expected to begin later this year.

Some of the major projects include:

  • Bayfront Parkway - The construction is intended to reduce congestion and improve safety and pedestrian access between Sassafras Street Extension and Holland Street is in final design stages. Construction will include dual-lane roundabouts at Sassafras and Holland streets and lowering the parkway beneath State Street.
  • Interstate 90 Reconstruction - Construction will continue this year in Springfield and Girard townships. The westbound lanes will be rebuilt from the West Springfield interchange to 1.5 miles east of the Girard interchange. Traffic there will be limited to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane through most of the construction season.
  • The Edinboro Road Bridge - The bridge in Summit Township will be removed and replaced this year. Some lanes on Interstate 90 below the bridge will be closed throughout construction. Work is expected to be completed in November.
  • Zuck Road Construction - The road will be paved and will get new turn lanes and signals to help keep traffic moving between West 26th Street and Zimmerly Road. Left-turn lanes will be added at West 32nd Street for both northbound and southbound traffic. A right-turn lane will be added at West 26th Street, where the existing lane will be lengthened for left turns.
  • Route 6N/99 Intersection Construction - Construction to improve traffic flow and safety at the Route 6N and Route 99 intersection in Edinboro will begin a little later this spring, in mid-May. The right-turn lane onto 6N from Route 99 northbound will be eliminated. Right-turn lanes on Route 99 northbound and southbound will be widened. Left-turn lanes on Route 6N will be realigned to be opposite each other.

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Source: MSN.com

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