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Northbound I-279 Parkway North Paving this Weekend in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing a paving work on northbound I-279 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 weather permitting.

Crews will conduct paving work on northbound I-279 (Parkway North) between I-579 and the Suffolk Street Bridge from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. To allow this work to occur, a single-lane of traffic will be maintained on both I-279 and I-579.  Additionally, the Madison Street on-ramp to northbound I-279 will be closed and traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

Madison Avenue ramp to Northbound I-279

  • Continue northbound on Madison Avenue past the closed ramp

  • Madison Avenue becomes East Street

  • At Hazlett Street, take the ramp to northbound I-279

  • End detour

Crews will also conduct line painting operations.

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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