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6/19/2024
Route 199 is now open in both directions between Pine Street and Vanderbilt Street in Athens Township. On Thursday, June 19, 2024, between the hours of 7:30 AM and 8:00 PM, Route 199 will be closed in both directions between Pine Street and Cherry Street, while the contractor installs a stormwater pipe.
 
6/18/2024
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is announcing that Route 711 (Ligonier Street) is scheduled to close Monday, June 24, between Route 1006 (Creek Road) in Fairfield Township and Clark Hollow Road in St. Clair Township, Westmoreland County.
 
6/18/2024
PennDOT District 11 is announcing crack and joint sealing activities on various roadways in Beaver County starts Wednesday, June 19 weather permitting.
 
6/18/2024
At an event yesterday, officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) along with industry partners provided an update on plans to repair the damaged bridge in Troy Township, Bradford County.
 
6/18/2024
PennDOT District 11 is announcing paving operations on Route 351 in Koppel Borough, Beaver County will occur Wednesday, June 19 weather permitting.
 
6/18/2024
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a single-lane restriction on northbound Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) is underway in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
 
6/18/2024
​King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction is underway for a project to improve the safety of intersections along the Verree Road corridor in Philadelphia.
 
6/18/2024
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a roadway restriction on Skyline Drive (Route 2042) in Dravosburg and West Mifflin boroughs, Allegheny County will begin on Wednesday, June 19 weather permitting.
 
6/18/2024
There will be lane restrictions on Interstate 81 northbound and southbound between Exits 155 (Dorrance) and 168 (Highland Park Boulevard, Wilkes–Barre) to perform pothole patching and shoulder cutting. Work will take place on Thursday, June 20, Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Motorists are encouraged to take an alternate route to avoid traffic delays. Work is weather-dependent.
 
6/18/2024
PennDOT today invited the public to comment on the draft 2025 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
 
6/18/2024
PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday and Friday, June 20-21 weather permitting.
 
6/18/2024
Motorists are advised that starting in July, a portion of Route 187 will close in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, for an embankment stabilization project.
 
6/18/2024
King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that various maintenance activities are scheduled in Bucks County.
 
6/18/2024
​The northbound lanes of Interstate 79 are reopened between Exit 166 (Route 6N, Albion/Edinboro) and Exit 174 (West Road, McKean) in Erie County following a vehicle fire.
 
6/18/2024
The northbound lanes of Interstate 79 are closed in Erie County between Exit 166 (Route 6N, Albion/Edinboro) and Exit 174 (West Road, McKean) due to a vehicle fire.
 
6/18/2024
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is announcing that two ramps at the Interstate 79 (Raymond P. Shafer Highway) and Route 21 (Roy E. Furman Highway) interchange are scheduled to temporarily close the next two Saturdays in Franklin Township, Greene County.
 
6/18/2024
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Route 48 (Boston Hollow Road) in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County will occur Wednesday through Friday, June 19-21 weather permitting.
 
6/18/2024
PennDOT District 11 is announcing bridge inspection activities on I-376 (Parkway East) in Wilkinsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will occur Friday, June 21 weather permitting.
 
6/18/2024
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced a bridge replacement project will begin in Sergeant Township, McKean County, on Monday, June 24. This project will replace an existing single span bridge structure on Route 2001 (Clermont Road) spanning Smith Run approximately four miles southwest of Clermont, upgrading the ride quality and safety of the bridge, and improving the overall condition rating.
 
6/18/2024
Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised the rest area, including parking, at the Interstate 80 eastbound rest area in Montour County is temporarily closed due for maintenance.