Friday, August 1, 2008
The 67-million dollars missing ramp project where interstates 279 and 79 meet is now 70-percent finished. Penn dot district 11 executive Dan Cessna says you can expect to use the new ramps if you are headed from the North Hills to the airport for a new years day flight. Work will continue on other parts of the project through May. Cessna says because the new ramps are elevated and are curved they will be equipped with a deicing system that will monitor weather conditions and spray liquid calcium as needed. The project also calls for the hill just past the intersection, outbound, to be lowered by 8 feet. Cessna says that will lengthen sight lines, which will increase safety and lessen the back-ups in that area.