I-99 opening pushed to mid-December

PATTON TOWNSHIP — Interstate 99 between Bald Eagle and Skytop will not open as expected by Tuesday because signs for the temporary roadway and ramp at the Skytop section still need to be installed, the state Department of Transportation said Friday.

PennDOT said it has set a new target date of between Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 to open the northbound lanes of I-99 from Bald Eagle to Skytop, and the southbound lanes from Port Matilda to Bald Ealge.

The announcement means that commuters, truckers and local residents will have to wait a little longer before about $200 million in new highway assets, much of it long completed, will be put to use.

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