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Southbound I-79 Local Lane Closure Thursday Overnight in Allegheny County


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane closure on the southbound Interstate 79 local lane in Kennedy, Robinson, and Neville townships, and Glenfield Borough in Allegheny County will occur Thursday night, October 12 weather permitting.

Southbound I-79 will close from 7 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday morning, between the southern end of the Neville Island Bridge and the Route 60 North/Moon Run (Exit 60B) interchange to allow crews to conduct latex overlay work on the bridge decks over Route 51 and Clever Road. All southbound I-79 through traffic will use the crossed over express lane (left-hand lane) while the local lane is closed. The Route 51 ramp to southbound I-79 will remain open to traffic with flagging operations as needed.

This work is part of the $43.9 million I-79 “S-Bend” Project that includes full-depth pavement reconstruction, bridge preservation work on five mainline structures (I-79 northbound and southbound over Clever Road, I-79 northbound and southbound over Route 51, and the Neville Island Bridge). Additionally, there will be milling and paving of three ramps at the Route 51 (Coraopolis/McKees Rocks) interchange. The project also includes guiderail replacement, highway lighting and signing upgrades, new pavement markings and delineation, and other miscellaneous construction work.

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Contact: Nicole Haney, 412-429-5011

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