PennDOT lifts vehicle and speed restrictions on interstates
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has lifted the vehicle and speed restrictions on interstates in the northwest region. Restrictions remain in place in other parts of the state.
A 45-mph speed restriction with commercial vehicles in the right lane has been lifted on the following roadways:
- I-79 from the beginning point in Erie County to the Cranberry Township area in Butler County
- I-80 from the Ohio state line in Mercer County to Exit 161 (Route 220.Route 26, Bellefonte) in Centre County
A Tier 1 vehicle restriction has been lifted on I-80 in both eastbound from the I-79 interchange in Mercer County to the New Jersey state line.
Under Tier 1 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on affected roadways:
Tractors without trailers;
Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers;
Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers;
Enclosed unloaded or lightly loaded cargo delivery trucks/box trucks that meet the definition of a CMV;
Passenger vehicles (cars, SUV’s, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers;
School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches; andmotorcycles.
Restrictions remain in place in other parts of the state.
Drivers are reminded to continue to use caution while traveling during winter weather conditions and to avoid unnecessary travel whenever possible.