Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing the closure of the left-hand express lane on southbound Interstate
79 in Glenfield, Sewickley Hills, and Franklin Park boroughs and Ohio and
Aleppo townships, Allegheny County will occur Saturday, March 18 weather permitting.
The crossed over
left-hand express lane on southbound I-79 will close to traffic from 5 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday to allow crews to conduct shoulder repair work. All southbound
I-79 traffic will use the right-hand local lane.
Please slow down and
allow extra time when traveling through the corridor.
The work is part of
the $26.49 million I-79 improvement project. Improvements include four bridge
deck replacements, one bridge preservation, milling and resurfacing,
preservation work on seven sign structures, installation of five new ITS signs,
guide rail improvements, signage updates, and pavement marking installation.
Crossovers will occur on southbound I-79 in 2023 for bridge deck replacement
work. The majority of the project will conclude in early 2024.
The prime contractor
is the Joseph B. Fay Company. Work on this project will be coordinated with
other projects in the area.
To help keep motorists
informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for
the I-79 Neville Island Bridge rehabilitation including traffic advisories and
construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please write “Subscribe – I-79” 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 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
1,000 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
CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
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