PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work continues on I-79 in Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County.

Improvement work including guide rail upgrades, drainage improvements, signage updates, and other miscellaneous improvements will occur in both directions between Butler and Mercer counties. For the work to occur, there will continue to be single-lane and shoulder restrictions as needed through late fall 2024 according to the following schedule:

  • Weekdays – Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Weekdays – Monday through Friday – 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Weekends as needed – Saturday and Sunday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

This work is part of the $11.62 million project along I-79 from Butler County to Mercer County. Work in 2023 included milling and resurfacing, base repair work, and rest area improvements. Work remaining includes guide rail upgrades, drainage improvements, minor structure repairs and other miscellaneous construction work. The project is expected to conclude fall 2024. Lindy Paving, Inc. is the prime contractor.

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