Work Starts on I-79 Ramp After Motorcyclists Raise Concerns over Road Conditions
After an Erie-area motorcycle club threatened to shut down part of an I-79 ramp due to poor road conditions, PennDOT started making repairs Monday.
The area of concern is the I-79 northbound on-ramp at West 26th Street.
Steve Weston, a member of the Injured Motorcycle Riders Foundation, last week pointed out the deep ruts in the road and even spray painted them in hot pink to alert other riders.
Weston put pressure on PennDOT, saying he would shut the road down if nothing was done to fix the ruts ahead of Roar on the Shore, which is less than two weeks away.
PennDOT announced Thursday it would be fixing the road.
The roadwork is expected to take about three days to complete.
Drivers can expect some lane restrictions, and traffic could back up in the area.