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I-579 Cap Overnight Lane Restrictions Continue Next Week in Pittsburgh


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 Monday night, May 18 weather permitting.

Overnight lane and shoulder restrictions will occur as crews continue sign foundation work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night between the Bedford Avenue and Webster Avenue bridges according to the following schedule: 

  • Monday night, May 18 – Southbound I-579 single-lane restriction

  • Tuesday night, May 19 – Southbound I-579 single-lane restriction

  • Wednesday night, May 20 – Northbound I-579 single-lane restriction

  • Thursday night, May 21 – Northbound I-579 single-lane restriction

The $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

The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.

Work 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.

To 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 Please write “Subscribe – I-579 Cap Project” in the subject line.

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 950 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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