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PennDOT reopens five addition rest areas


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reopening indoor facilities at five additional rest areas statewide.

PennDOT’s 30 rest areas were temporarily closed statewide on March 17 in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19 to ensure that proper safety and sanitation protocols were in place. On March 24, 23 select rest areas across Pennsylvania to all motorists, including the 13 facilities in critical locations that were reopened March 18 with portable restrooms and handwashing facilities.

Additional cleaning and maintenance will be performed at all reopened locations.

The following five locations have reopened:

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; and
Interstate 90 eastbound in Erie County, 3 miles east of the Ohio state line.

The below locations were previously reopened:

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; and
Interstate 84 westbound in Pike County, 1 mile west of Exit 26.

The department will continue to evaluate and will determine whether additional rest areas can be reopened.

More COVID-19 information is available at www.health.pa.gov. For more information, visit www.dmv.pa.gov or www.PennDOT.gov.