Indiana – Motorists traveling I-79 North and South in Jackson, Muddy Creek, and Lancaster Townships will benefit from a bridge preservation project to begin next week. Work on the five bridges on I-79 North and South will extend the life of the bridges and prevent postings or closures due to deterioration of the structures.
Beginning, Tuesday, July 10, work including line eradication, new line painting, and barrier placement will be performed to facilitate closure of the passing lane on I-79 North and South in the area between Exit 87 (SR 68 - Zelienople) and Exit 91 (SR 3025 Seneca Valley). The lane restrictions will be in place for the next several months.
Work on the bridges will include painting, repairs, and other miscellaneous construction.
Work on this $2,280,107 bridge preservation project is being completed by Hercules Painting Company, Inc., of New Castle. The project is expected to be completed by early November.