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Northbound I-279 Off-ramp to Northbound Route 28 Traffic Shift Saturday in Pittsburgh


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 Road interchange.

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 more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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 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 website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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