PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits on Interstate 80 in Northwest Region

| February 20, 2019

VENANGO COUNTY, PA (EYT) –The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has restored the speed limit on interstates in Mercer and Venango counties.

Speed restrictions had been in place on Interstate 80 and Interstate 376.

Motorists should continue to use caution while driving during winter weather.

A vehicle restriction remains in place on Interstate 80 from Exit 19 (Interstate 79 interchange) to Exit 161 (Route 220, Bellefonte) for empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all large combination vehicles (double trailers); tractors hauling empty trailers; any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; all motorcycles; and all recreational vehicles and RVs.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit

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