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​This page offers the most recent news releases from PennDOT's central office in Harrisburg and its 11 engineering districts. To contact the central press office, please call 717-783-8800. If you'd like to reach a regional press office, please choose from the map here.

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8/16/2018
Route 74 paving work south of Brogue to affect traffic for next week.
 
8/15/2018
Attached is the August edition of the Road Ahead newsletter, an educational tool that presents traffic safety topics. This issue focuses on impaired driving and PennDOT’s partnerships to decreased this dangerous driving behavior.
 
8/15/2018
PennDOT District 11 is announcing barrier removal on northbound I-279 (Parkway North) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will occur tonight, Wednesday night, August 15 and Thursday night, August 16 weather permitting.
 
8/15/2018
PennDOT District 11 is announcing an overnight single-lane restriction on outbound I-376 (Parkway West) in Green Tree Borough and Scott Township, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday night, August 16 weather permitting.
 
8/15/2018
PennDOT District 11 is announcing work to inspect the I-79 bridges over the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Marshall Township, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19 weather permitting.
 
8/15/2018
PennDOT District 11 is announcing paving operations on Route 28 in East Deer, Fawn, and Harrison townships and Tarentum Borough, Allegheny County, will occur Friday, August 17 through Tuesday, August 21 weather permitting.
 
8/15/2018
PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on southbound I-79 in Ohio Township and Franklin Park and Sewickley Hills boroughs, Allegheny County, will occur Friday and Saturday, August 17-18 weather permitting.
 
8/15/2018
PennDOT District 11 is announcing bridge construction work on Route 208 in Pulaski Township, Lawrence County, will continue Wednesday, August 15 weather permitting.
 
8/15/2018
Greene County Maintenance Manager, J. Scott Finch, II, today announced the following tentative work plan for the week of August 20, 2018. All maintenance activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. Motorists should drive with caution throughout all work areas and be alert for signed work zones requiring the usage of headlights. Bridge maintenance on Route 19 in Franklin Township. Bridge flushing on various bridges throughout the county. Spray patching and litter/debris on Interstate 79 and Route 21 in various townships. Drainage issues on various routes in both Cumberland and Monongahela. Paving on Route 2003 in Whiteley and Perry Township. Major Slide Repairs on Route 3003 in Aleppo Township and Route 4015 in Morgan Township.
 
8/15/2018
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) want to alert motorists of single-lane closures affecting travel on State Route 31 in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County beginning next week. Workers will be installing entry signs to the PA Turnpike along the shoulder of State Route 31 near Donegal Interchange beginning Aug. 20. For the safety of those workers, single-lane closures will be utilized between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for approximately one week or until this work is completed.
 
8/15/2018
Fayette County Maintenance Manager, Jason L. Spangler, today announced the following tentative work plan for the week of August 20, 2018. All maintenance activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. Motorists should drive with caution throughout all work areas and be alert for signed work zones requiring the usage of headlights. Bridge Replacement is scheduled on State Route 4038 (Quaker Church Road). Slide Repair is scheduled on State Route 1033 (Narrows Road). Shoulder Repair is scheduled on State Route 819 (Dawson/Scottdale Road), State Route 1051 (Breakneck Road), and State Route 40 (National Pike). Underdrain is scheduled on State Route 3012. Shoulder Backup is scheduled on State Route 4017 (Cemetery Road). Pipe Replacement is scheduled on State Route 1025 (Rice School Road). Mowing is scheduled on State Route 3008 (Willow Grove Road). Signs will be updated, downed signs will be reset on various routes, and work orders will be addressed on various state routes countywide.
 
8/15/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is providing an update on an improvement project on I-99 in Centre County. The work zone encompasses a three-mile section of I-99 in College and Patton townships between the Atherton Street exit and the bridges spanning the Bellefonte Trail near the Waddle Road interchange. The goal of the project is to improve ride quality and extend the useful life of the roadway.
 
8/15/2018
Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised there are roads closed in the area due to flooding. The following roads currently are closed as of 10 PM. This release includes long-term closures that have been in effect due to previous flooding.
 
8/15/2018
Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised there are roads closed in the area due to flooding. The following roads currently are closed as of 7:30 PM. This release includes long-term closures that have been in effect due to previous flooding.
 
8/15/2018
Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised there are roads closed in the area due to flooding. The following roads currently are closed as of 5:30 PM. This release includes long-term closures that have been in effect due to previous flooding.
 
8/15/2018
Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised there are roads closed in the area due to flooding. The following roads currently are closed as of 4 PM. This release includes long-term closures that have been in effect due to previous flooding.
 
8/15/2018
Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised there are roads closed in the area due to flooding. The following roads currently are closed as of 2 PM. This release includes long-term closures that have been in effect due to previous flooding.
 
8/15/2018
Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised there are roads closed in the area due to flooding. The following roads currently are closed as of 12:30 PM. This release includes long-term closures that have been in effect due to previous flooding.
 
8/15/2018
Motorists in Northumberland County are advised a contractor will perform a hazardous materials cleanup tomorrow on Interstate 80 eastbound at Mile 215 (Limestoneville Exit) in Northumberland County.
 
8/15/2018
Motorists in Union and Snyder Counties are advised Route 15 is closed in both directions between Route 304 in Winfield, Union County and Route 11 in Monroe Township, Snyder County due to a crash involving a crane.