I-79 ramp to close for construction

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The southbound on-ramp on Interstate 79 at Exit 166 (Albion/Edinboro, Route 6N) in Erie County is scheduled to close for construction on Monday, September 18, 2017.

The ramp is expected to be closed until October 2, 2017.  A detour will be posted using Route 6N, Route 98, and route 198.  

The ramp closure is part of a project to improve three and a half miles of Interstate 79 in Franklin and McKean Townships in Erie County.  It will extend from mile marker 165, located about one and a half miles north of the Erie/Crawford County line, to mile marker 168.5, located about a mile south of Route 3014 (Old State Road).

No other detours are anticipated in connection with the project, but motorists will continue to encounter lane restrictions, with traffic controlled by flaggers and devices.  

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers.  Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of other workers.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s four and twelve-year plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511.pa.com.  511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

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