Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing overnight improvement work on I-579 for the I-579 “Cap” Urban
Connector project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur
Wednesday and Thursday nights, September 11-12 weather permitting.
from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct overhang and parapet removal work
and hang overhead jacks from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. requiring the following
Wednesday night, September 11 –
Southbound I-579 single-lane restriction
Thursday night, September 12 –
I-579 single-lane restriction in each direction
work is part of the $29.34 million project which will consist of the
construction of a structure spanning I-579 to link downtown Pittsburgh and the
Hill District. In part, the Cap project will create a new three-acre greenspace
which will include pedestrian pathways, bicycle routes, rain gardens for
stormwater management, and design elements from neighborhood artists.
Additional construction activities include retrofitting existing retaining
walls and bridges to accommodate the new structure, roadway reconstruction,
drainage improvements, traffic signals, highway lighting, ITS, and landscaping.
additional details on the project including information on sustainability,
funding, and public input please visit http://www.pgh-sea.com/LHR-i579cap.htm.
help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email
distribution list for I-579 Crosstown Boulevard traffic advisories and
construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please write “Subscribe – I-579 Cap Project” in the subject line.
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
950 traffic cameras.
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