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Southbound I-279 Ramp Restrictions Begins Next Week in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh – PennDOT District 11 is announcing ramp restrictions on southbound I-279 (Parkway North) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, October 9 weather permitting.
Traffic on the North Shore off-ramp (Exit 1B) from southbound I-279 will be shifted to the left shoulder from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. The long-term restriction will continue through November. Crews will conduct roadway rehabilitation work.
Additionally, the McKnight Road on-ramp to southbound I-279 will close to traffic from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday to allow crews to perform latex concrete operations to the bridge deck. All traffic will be detoured.
Posted Detour
  • From McKnight Road, continue onto Evergreen Road
  • From Evergreen Road, turn left onto the Venture Street on-ramp to southbound I-279
  • End detour
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 Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.
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 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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