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I-79 Weekend Single-lane Restrictions in Allegheny County

07/10/2024

​Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing weekend-long single-lane restrictions on Interstate 79 in Robinson Township, Allegheny County will begin Friday, July 12 weather permitting.

To allow bridge deck overlay work on the structures carrying I-79 traffic over I-376, traffic will be reduced to a single-lane of traffic in both directions of I-79 beginning 7 p.m. Friday night around the clock through to 6 a.m. Monday morning, July 15 at the I-376 interchanges. The northbound lane will utilize the shoulder and be reduced to an 11-foot width. Oversized loads in excess of 13’ wide will be restricted. All interchange ramp access will be maintained.

Work on this $14.97 million highway restoration project in Robinson and Kennedy townships began in early April 2024. The project begins at the I-376 Airport/Pittsburgh (Exit 59 A/B) interchange and continues approximately one-half mile north of the Route 60 Moon Run/Crafton (Exit 60 A/B) interchange. The work includes concrete pavement patching, guide rail and cable barrier replacement, highway lighting and signing updates, drainage work, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction activities on mainline I-79 and ten ramps (four at the I-376 interchange and six ramps at the Route 60 interchange). There will be bridge preservation work on six structures (northbound and southbound I-79 bridges over I-376, Route 60, and Campbells Run Road), including concrete deck overlays, replacement of seals at expansion dams and deck joints, substructure concrete repairs, cleaning of bridge bearings and spot painting of the northbound and southbound I-79 steel I-beam bridges over I-376. The majority of the roadway work along mainline I-79 will be performed under short-term, single-lane closures during nighttime restrictions. There will be long-term lane restrictions in place for the bridge work, including six weekend-long lane restrictions. Additionally, there will be milling and paving operations on Route 60 between Lorish Road and Old Steubenville Pike, preservation work of six existing sign structures (one on northbound I-79 and five on southbound I-79) as well as concrete repairs and scour protection of two arch culverts underneath mainline I-79 and several ramps.  The project is anticipated to conclude in the late spring of 2025.

The prime contractor is Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc. Work on this project will be coordinated with other projects in the area.

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Contact: Nicole Haney, 412-429-5011

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