PennDOT to perform overnight roadwork in Erie and Crawford counties

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PennDOT announces two areas will be closed for overnight work.

There will be overnight lane restrictions on Route 19 (Peach Street) in Millcreek Township, Erie County near the intersection with Interchange Road (Route 4012) this week.  There will also be nighttime lane closures for Interstate 79 southbound in Crawford County starting August 29, 2018.

Motorists will encounter restrictions to the northbound lanes of Peach Street from 9 PM today, August 16, to noon Friday, August 17, and again from 9 PM Sunday, August 19 to noon, Monday, August 20. These overnight restrictions are necessary to complete roadwork in connection with the Interchange Road/Zimmerly Road improvement project.

Both lanes of I-79 southbound traffic will be closed from 7 PM, August 29 to 7 AM, August 30; from 7 PM, August 30 to 6 AM, August 31; and from 8 PM September 4 to 7 AM September 5, weather permitting. The closures will be in effect from Exit 147 (Route 322) to Exit 141 (Route 285). A detour will be posted using Route 322, Route 19, and Route 285.  These nighttime closures are required in order for concrete to be placed on the bridge deck that carries southbound Interstate 79 traffic over the Conneaut Swamp in Greenwood Township, Crawford County.

Additionally, northbound Interstate 79 will been restricted to a single lane from mile marker 140.5 to mile marker 142 on August 29 and 30, and September 4 and 5. This work is part of a $11.3 million multi-year project to rehab the 3,600-foot-long twin Interstate 79 bridges. Construction during 2018 focuses on the southbound bridge and is scheduled to be completed by November 2018. The northbound bridge was completed during the 2017 construction season. 

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