Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing a long-term shoulder restriction on the McKnight Road ramp to
southbound I-279 (Parkway North) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
will begin Wednesday morning, April 3 weather permitting.
Beginning at 6 a.m.
Wednesday morning, a long-term shoulder restriction will be implemented
continuously through late May as crews stage equipment and material for slope
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.
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 email@example.com. 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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