Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
reminding motorists improvement work on I-79 in Kennedy, Robinson, and Neville
townships, and Glenfield Borough, Allegheny County will occur Friday night
through Monday morning, November 17-20 weather permitting.
restriction will occur in both directions on I-79 according to the following
Northbound I-79 will be
restricted to a single-lane of traffic beginning approximately one-half
mile north of the Route 60 interchange continuing to the Neville Island
Bridge from 7 p.m. Friday, November 17 through 5 p.m. Saturday, November
18. Once work is completed, traffic will be shifted back to normal
Southbound I-79 will be
restricted to a single-lane of traffic beginning at the on-ramp from
Neville Island continuing approximately one-half mile from 7 p.m. Friday,
November 17 continuously through 6 a.m. Monday, November 20. If work is
not completed, a second weekend-long restriction will occur in early
Please use caution
when traveling through the work zone.
This work is part of
the $43.9 million I-79 “S-Bend” Project beginning approximately one-half mile
north of the Route 60 interchange and extends nearly 5.5 miles to the northern
end of the I-79 Neville Island Bridge. Work 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.
Lindy Paving, Inc. is the prime contractor.
Motorists can check
conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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.
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calling 5-1-1, or by following regional X alerts accessible on the 511PA
Contact: Nicole Haney, 412-429-5011