Interstate 83 project by Pennsylvania Turnpike is almost done

This photo, taken last year, shows the work being done on an I-83 bridge in the area of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

A major reconstruction project on Interstate 83 in the area of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is almost done, said Greg Penny, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

The final inspection is finished, and the contractor just has to address a few things on a “punch list,” Penny said.

Crews with Trumbull Corp. of Allegheny County have been working on the road since early 2011.  The project included: full-depth highway reconstruction on I-83; bridge deck replacement on the I-83 bridges, including over the Pennsylvania Turnpike; ramp resurfacing and more.

The project will finish early.  It was slated for completion by the end of November.

Penny said he has received a couple of complaints about the 45 m.p.h. speed limit that remains in effect during the day. Crews are working at night.

Penny said he has passed the concern onto the contractor,  but that probably by next week, “the project will be history.”

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One Response to Interstate 83 project by Pennsylvania Turnpike is almost done

  1. JT says:

    The almost finished project is beautiful–just drove it today.

    The genuine improvement is that there is now a brief auxilliary lane from the Turnpike ramp southbound ending as the ramp to Exit 39A–a much needed space for acceleration.

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