Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing overnight lane restrictions on the I-579 “Cap” Urban Connector
project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue next week,
Monday through Thursday nights, May 11-14 weather permitting.
on the I-579 Cap project for sign foundation and anchor work will occur from 8
p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights according to the following schedule:
Single-lane restriction on
northbound I-579 between the Bedford Avenue and Webster Street Bridges.
A single-lane restriction and
shoulder closures will occur on northbound I-579 between the Liberty and
A traffic shift and shoulder
closure will occur at the northbound I-579 ramp to Bigelow Boulevard. The
ramp will remain open to traffic.
$29.34 million project, sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh and the Sports and
Exhibition Authority, consists of the construction of a structure spanning
I-579 to link downtown Pittsburgh and the Hill District. In part, the Cap
project will create a new three-acre greenspace which will include pedestrian
pathways, bicycle routes, rain gardens for stormwater management, and design
elements from neighborhood artists. Additional construction activities include
retrofitting existing retaining walls and bridges to accommodate the new
structure, roadway reconstruction, drainage improvements, traffic signals,
highway lighting, ITS, and landscaping. For additional details on the project
including information on sustainability, funding, and public input please visit
Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.
on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and
state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19
safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face
coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to
the jobsite, and relevant training.
help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email
distribution list for I-579 Crosstown Boulevard traffic advisories and
construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to email@example.com.
Please write “Subscribe – I-579 Cap Project” in the subject line.
can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded
winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com.
511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay
warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than
950 traffic cameras.
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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010