Now, PennDOT is saying they will widen the road to make traffic flow easier for shoppers.
The project will widen Interchange Road from Zuck Road to the I-79 Bridge.
The plan will add two lanes of traffic on each side and add a middle turning lane making it a five lane street.
PennDOT will replace the Walnut Creek Bridge and widen that as well.
The bridge overI-i79 will be getting an turning lane.
Construction is well underway for many of the new stores that will soon be opening in Erie like Field and Stream, .which will be just off Interchange Road..
PennDOT also expects to do some drainage work near Peach Street and Interchange Road to prevent flooding.
The project is set to begin around 2016.
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