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Route 819 Closure and Route 981 Flagging Operations Extended in Westmoreland County


Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is announcing the closure of Route 819 near the intersection of Route 981 in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County is extended through Saturday, August 12 due to inclement weather earlier this week. The closure began on Monday, August 7 to allow crews from Walsh Construction Company to continue construction of the Route 981/819 roundabout and part of the Route 819 roadway. 

The posted detour for Route 819 utilizes Route 2007 (State Street / Hecla Road), to Route 2010 (Armbrust Hecla Road) to Route 819. Trucks will use Route 31 to Route 119.

Additionally, 24-hour flagging operations will continue on Route 981 while the closure of Route 819 remains in place.

Motorists are asked to use caution while driving through the work zone and allow extra travel time.

This work is part of the $55.2 million Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project to upgrade the Route 981 corridor from the intersection with Route 819 in Mount Pleasant Township to the intersection with Route 30 in Unity Township and is broken into three separate projects. The southernmost section will involve reconstruction of Route 981 from the intersection with Route 819 north to a point just south of the town of Calumet. The project is expected to be complete in September 2024.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts.

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Information about infrastructure in District 12, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 12 Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at PennDOT Projects.

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Contact:  Laina Aquiline, or 724-415-3748

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