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Lane restrictions planned on Interstate 79 in Butler County


Lane restrictions are planned for I-79 North beginning the week of April 4 and continuing through early May from north of Exit 78 (SR 228-Cranberry) and south of Exit 87 (Zelienople). Lane restrictions will also be in place for I-79 South from the middle of May until the middle of June from Exit 87 (Zelienople) to Exit 78 (SR228 – Cranberry).  Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in these areas for bridge repair work. 

Starting in June, lane restrictions will be in place for nighttime paving operations between 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. daily, with the exceptions of Fridays northbound starting at 9:00 P.M., and Sundays southbound starting at 9:00 P.M. 
Work on I-79 incudes milling, patching, and paving for approximately ten miles between Exit 76 (Cranberry) and Exit 88 (Little Creek Road) in Cranberry and Jackson Townships.
This $16.7 million Interstate resurfacing project is being constructed by Lindy Paving, Inc., and is expected to be completed by the end of October.
Motorists should expect congestion and delays in heavy traffic volume periods.  Remember to slow down and use caution in work zones.  Fines are doubled for violations in work zones.  Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the workers.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 770 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.