Pittsburgh, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation (PennDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are
pleased to invite you to attend one of two Virtual Public Open House sessions
being conducted on Thursday, July 29th,
2021 to discuss the S.R. 376, Section A59 Banksville Interchange project.
Session One will be from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM and Session Two will be from 5:00
PM to 6:30 PM. Public input throughout project development is very important to
the success of the project. This briefing offers the opportunity to
provide input and engage in a question and answer session with the project
meetings will be held:
Time: Session 1 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Session 2 – 5
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Location: Online only, link available online (see
The project consists
of constructing new exit points from I-376 and Banksville Road (State Route 19)
to Sawmill Run Boulevard (State Route 51) thus eliminating the weave movement
that is currently present where Banksville Road merges with I-376 just before
the Fort Pitt Tunnel. These new exit
points will consist of a new ramp from I-376 containing a bridge carrying
traffic over Banksville Road and tying into a new slip ramp from Banksville
Road. The movement for traffic going
from Banksville Road to the Fort Pitt Tunnel will still operate as it does
today. Other work consists of new
retaining walls along the Banksville Road slip ramp, a new outbound fourth lane
from Banksville to the Parkway Center Drive off-ramp, a new inbound third lane
from the Parkway Center Drive on-ramp to the new I-376 exit ramp, and updated
signing throughout the project.
To gain access to the
meeting please visit the project webpage below. A link will be provided
on the bottom of the webpage to enter the meeting. The webpage can also
be found by going to the PennDOT website (www.penndot.gov)
and clicking Regional Offices at the top of the screen. From there, click
District 11 on the map of Pennsylvania, then click Public Meetings under the
District Links on the right side of the page, then click on the Allegheny
County tile and lastly click the I-376 Banksville Interchange tile. In
addition to meeting access, the presentation from the Public Open House will be
posted on the webpage after the meeting to view at your convenience along with
a link to provide feedback to the project team.
Along with the link to
the Live Virtual Meeting, the page also includes information on the project,
contact information, and an online comment form.
Again, these Virtual
Public Open House sessions will be recorded and posted at the link above for
you to review at your leisure at the conclusion of the presentation if you are
unable to join us.
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
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