I-80 Work in Jefferson County to Pick Up on April 17

INDIANA – PennDOT Engineering District 10 is advising motorists that, as part of the Preventative Maintenance (PM) project on Intersstate 80, the interstate will be closed between Hazen (Exit 81) and Reynoldsville (Exit 86) interchanges in Jefferson County during two separate evenings to remove a railroad structure overpass.

Beginning on April 17 at 9 p.m. until April 18 at 9 a.m., I-80 will be closed between Exit 81 (Hazen) and Exit 86 (Reynoldsville). The Interstate will be closed again on Saturday, April 18, 2009, beginning at 6 pm until Sunday, April 19 ending at 6 a.m. During those times of closure, traffic will be detoured as listed:
• Eastbound Traffic – Both passenger and commercial vehicles will use Exit 81 (Hazen) and follow the POSTED DETOUR.
• Westbound Traffic – Passenger vehicles will use Exit 86 (Reynoldsville) and follow the POSTED DETOUR, south on state Route 1830, then west on US Route 322, then north on PA 28 returning to I-80 at Exit 81 (Hazen).
• Westbound Traffic (Commercial Vehicles) – All commercial vehicles westbound must use Exit 97 (DuBois – Brockway) and follow the ORANGE ARROW DETOUR north on US Route 219, then south on PA 28, returning to I-80 at Exit 81.

Motorists are advised to anticipate traffic delays and be prepared to stop if necessary. They are also asked to slow down and exercise caution when traveling through work zones. As the need applies, flag crews will direct traffic while work is being performed.

This is a $ 9.2 million investment project with work being performed by HRI, Inc.

For more information on roadway construction and maintenance operations, access PennDOT District 10’s Web site.

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