I-70 Reconstruction, PA
Lane won a contract in Pennsylvania’s Washington County to rebuild and widen parts of Interstate 70, a $118 million project.
The highway project includes widening a western section of I-70 from two to three lanes in each direction. It also includes rebuilding a four-lane stretch along the eastern section of I-70.
BENEFITS/POSITIVE ASPECTS TO COMMUNITY
In addition to the widening and rebuilding improvements, the project’s positive features include ease of travel and safety improvements that benefit drivers.
- new interchange signing including overhead sign structures (monopipe);
- upgrade of existing highway lighting;
- and ITS relocation.
Other improvements include drainage, guiderail, pavement markings, and storm water mitigation, including detention basin construction; stream relocation; and stream mitigation.
The western section of the project from SR 136 Beau Street to I-79 South Junction will generally widen a stretch of I-70 from two lanes to three lanes in each direction. The eastern portion of the project from I-79 South Junction to SR 0519 interchange will reconstruct the four-lane section of I-70.
The project includes lengthening the ramp acceleration and deceleration lanes and structure-related work as follows: Replacement of the bridge carrying Eastbound I-70 over CSX; construction of two sound wall barriers along Westbound I-70; construction of a retaining wall; and various culvert extensions.