Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing a traffic shift on the northbound I-279 (Parkway North) off-ramp to
northbound Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will occur
Saturday, September 15 weather permitting.
Crews will eradicate
and repaint new paving markings from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
on the northbound I-279 ramp to northbound Route 28 (Exit 1D Chestnut
Street/East Ohio Street/Etna). Traffic will be shifted into the new configuration
to allow crews to continue bridge dam replacement work. The traffic shift will
be in place through late September.
The work is part of
the $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project which also 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
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
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 more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter
conditions on 2,900 miles, 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
860 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
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
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