PennDOT to start work on I-70

Commutes on Interstate 70 in Fulton County will be slightly slower as work on a pavement preservation work began on Tuesday, April 5.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., of New Enterprise, Pennsylvania, started the work yesterday cleaning and inspecting pipes on I-70 from Amaranth, Brush Creek, Union, and Bethel townships in Fulton County to the Bedford County Line.

The contractor will close the left lane of westbound I-70 from the 156-mile marker to the 160-mile marker.

Traffic will temporarily be reduced to a single lane in the work zone. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction personnel and vehicles.

PennDOT officials said short delays might be possible.

The overall project consists of pavement preservation on approximately 15-miles of westbound I-70, rehabilitation of five existing bridge structures, and the replacement of an existing metal arch culvert with a precast R.C. box culvert.

The work also includes resurfacing, the application of high friction surface treatment, drainage improvements, guide rail upgrades, improved signs and pavement markings, and tree trimming.

The project has a cost of $11 million and is a multi-year project. It is also weather dependent and is planned to be completed by November 2023, with a seasonal shutdown at the end of the 2022 construction season.