Pittsburgh – PennDOT District 11 is announcing restrictions on southbound I-279 (Parkway North), in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night through Sunday morning, October 6-8 weather permitting.
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on southbound I-279 between Venture Street (Exit 4) and the ramp to the Fort Duquesne Bridge from 7 p.m. on Friday night to 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Restrictions will be lifted two hours before Saturday’s Penguin game and resume once the game starts. Crews will perform sawing and sealing work and paint sign structures.
The $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead sign structures, repairs to 29 walls, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, HOV lane operation systems upgrades, sign upgrades, guide rail and drainage improvements, and an anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange. Work will occur in the southbound direction in 2017.
Crews from the Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct the work. Please use caution while driving through the area. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.
To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 825 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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Yasmeen Manyisha, 412-429-5044
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