The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced a total reconstruction and widening project is beginning today, Monday, Jan. 11 in Somerset County between mileposts 102 and 109 of the PA Turnpike.

The $117 million project, which is being paid with toll dollars as part of the PTC’s capital plan, is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

SAI Consulting Engineers will oversee the project that New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc. will be constructing, according to the PTC.

The work will include, but is not limited to, moving 2.7 million cubic yards of dirt, installing several storm water controls including basins and rain gardens plus building three retaining walls.

Once work is completed, there will be three travel lanes in each direction.

After this seven-mile stretch is finished, the PTC will have totally reconstructed 55 miles of roadway between Irwin Interchange (Exit 67) and the Allegheny Tunnel (milepost 122).

For more information about this project, visit the website at: www.patpconstruction.com/mp102to109/team.aspx.

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