PennDOT reopens five more rest areas, 28 in total

March 27, 2020

Tyson Fisher

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has reopened five more rest areas, leaving only two closed after the department closed all 30 rest areas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Friday, March 27, PennDOT announced the reopening of the following rest areas:

  • Interstate 79 northbound in Greene County, 5 miles north of Exit 1.
  • Interstate 80 eastbound in Luzerne County, 8.5 miles east of Exit 262.
  • Interstate 80 eastbound in Monroe County, 1 mile east of I-80/I-380.
  • Interstate 83 northbound in York County, 2.5 miles north of the Maryland state line.
  • Interstate 90 eastbound in Erie County, 3 miles east of the Ohio state line.

On March 18, PennDOT reopened 13 rest areas after initially closing all 30 rest areas.

One week later, the department reopened 10 more rest areas. Those 23 locations are:

  • Interstate 79 northbound in Allegheny County, 8 miles north of Exit 45.
  • Interstate 79 northbound in Crawford County, 8 miles north of Exit 154.
  • Interstate 79 southbound in Crawford County, 3 miles south of Exit 166.
  • Interstate 79 northbound in Lawrence County, 3.5 miles north of Exit 105.
  • Interstate 79 southbound in Lawrence County, 3.5 miles south of Exit 113.
  • Interstate 79 northbound in Mercer County, 5 miles south of Exit 141.
  • Interstate 79 southbound in Mercer County, 6 miles north of Exit 130.
  • Interstate 80 eastbound in Centre County, 13 miles east of Exit 133.
  • Interstate 80 westbound in Centre County, .5 miles west of Exit 147.
  • Interstate 80 eastbound in Jefferson County, 1 mile east of Exit 86.
  • Interstate 80 westbound in Jefferson County, 10 miles west of Exit 97.
  • Interstate 80 eastbound in Montour County, 4.5 miles east of Exit 215.
  • Interstate 80 westbound in Montour County, 4.5 miles west of Exit 224.
  • Interstate 80 eastbound in Venango County, .5 miles east of Exit 29.
  • Interstate 80 westbound in Venango County, 4 miles west of Exit 35.
  • Interstate 81 northbound in Cumberland County, .5 miles north of Exit 37.
  • Interstate 81 southbound in Cumberland County, 5.5 miles south of Exit 44.
  • Interstate 81 northbound in Lackawanna County, .5 miles north of Exit 202.
  • Interstate 81 northbound in Luzerne County, 1.5 miles north of Exit 155.
  • Interstate 81 southbound in Luzerne County, 1.5 miles south of Exit 159.
  • Interstate 81 southbound in Susquehanna County, 4 miles south of Exit 211.
  • Interstate 84 eastbound in Pike County, 6 miles east of Exit 20.
  • Interstate 84 westbound in Pike County, 1 mile west of Exit 26.

Additional cleaning and maintenance will be performed at all reopened locations. The department will continue to evaluate and will determine whether additional rest areas can be reopened.

Tyson Fisher

Tyson Fisher joined Land Line Magazine in March 2014. An award-winning journalist and tireless researcher, his news reports, features and blogs bring depth to our editorial content, backed with solid detail. Tyson is a lifelong Kansas Citian.