CLEARFIELD – PennDOT Clearfield County Sign Crew members placed signage on Interstate 80 in Clearfield County near Exit 133 (Kylertown/Philipsburg). An 88-mile stretch of the highway was posted at 70 miles per hour this morning as part of a pilot project.
The posted speed limit on I-80 is now 70 miles per hour between Exit 101 (DuBois) in Clearfield County and mile marker 189 in Clinton County. A section of I-380 in Monroe County was also posted at 70 miles per hour today.
PennDOT will use data collected from the pilot locations while evaluating other 65-miles per hour roadway sections for potential 70-miles per hour implementation in the spring or summer next year.
Roadway sections that can safely accommodate the increased speed could start being signed soon after the evaluations are complete.
(All photos were provided by PennDOT)