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I-80 Welcome Center and Rest Area to be Closed Starting in September


I-90 Rest Area Tentatively Scheduled

for Work Beginning in October

Oil City, PA – Due to upcoming renovation projects, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be closing two rest areas in the northwest region.

The Pennsylvania Welcome Center on Interstate 80 eastbound in Mercer County will close on September 1, 2023. The restrooms, parking lot, and outdoor rest area will remain open until September 25, 2023. The entire facility is expected to reopen in January 2025.

Renovations at the I-80 facility will include connecting to the public water and sewer system, new ADA complaint bathrooms, and a new roof, shed and air filling station. In the welcome center, new tile and cabinets will be installed.

The rest stop on Interstate 90 eastbound near the Ohio border will be closed from October 10, 2023 to January 2025. Work at this location will include upgrading the sewage treatment plant, updating the well, new ADA complaint bathrooms, and a new shed and air filling station.

As needed, travelers can use the rest stop facilities on I-80 eastbound in Venango County, and Interstate 79 northbound and southbound in Mercer and Crawford counties. Motorists are reminded that the rest stops on I-79 northbound and southbound in Lawrence County remain closed as repairs at those locations continue through September 8, 2023.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.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 1,000 traffic cameras.


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