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I-79 Lane Restrictions Next Week in Lawrence County


​Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing single-lane restrictions on I-79 in Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County, will begin Tuesday, May 30 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on I-79 in both directions between Butler and Mercer counties from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday, June 2. Crews will begin pavement mark outs and equipment staging for I-79 improvement work to begin the following week. Additional details will be provided in advance of the start of the improvement work.

This work is part of the $11.62 million project along I-79 from Butler County to Mercer County. Work includes milling and resurfacing, base repair work, rest area improvements, guide rail upgrades, drainage improvements, minor structure repairs and other miscellaneous construction work. Short and long-term single-lane restrictions, as well as rest area closures are anticipated. The project is expected to conclude summer 2024. Lindy Paving, Inc. is the prime contractor.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 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 website.

Contact: Nicole Haney, 412-429-5011

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