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Southbound I-279 Parkway North Shoulder Restriction (1/11-1/12) in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing shoulder restrictions on southbound I-279 (Parkway North), in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday and Friday, January 11-12 weather permitting.

Shoulder restrictions will occur on southbound I-279 between the Canal Street/Route 28 on-ramp and the Fort Duquesne Bridge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Crews from Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct parapet and barrier wall repairs.

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.

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 stcowan@pa.gov. 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 850 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.


Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel Lane Restrictions (1/10-1/11) in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions in the outbound (westbound) Fort Pitt Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 10-11.

A single-lane restriction will occur in the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel according to the following schedule:

  • Wednesday night, January 10 – Left lane closure from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for standpipe repair work.  A lane restriction will occur on the Fort Pitt Bridge also.
  • Thursday night, January 11 – Right lane closure from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for camera replacement work.

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 850 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.


HOV and Route 28 Overnight Overhead Sign Repairs (1/8-1/12) in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing overhead sign repair work on Route 28 and on the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Friday nights, January 8-12 weather permitting.

Overhead sign repair work will occur next week in the following locations:

  • The HOV lanes will close to traffic from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night.
  • A single-lane restriction will occur on northbound Route 28 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night between Anderson Street and Chestnut Street.

Crews from the Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct overhead sign repair work.

Please use caution while driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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 850 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.


Reedsdale Tunnel/Ramp Overnight Closures (1/8-1/10) in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures of the Reedsdale Street tunnel/ramp in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Wednesday nights, January 8-10 weather permitting.

Overnight closures will occur from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night in the Reedsdale tunnel/ramp that carries traffic to the southbound Fort Duquesne Bridge, northbound Route 65, and Ridge Avenue (see attached). Crews will conduct joint repair work.  All traffic will be detoured.

Posted detours

Reedsdale Street to southbound I-279 Fort Duquesne Bridge and I-376

  • Continue on westbound Reedsdale Street past the closed tunnel/ramp
  • Turn right onto Allegheny Avenue
  • Take the ramp to South 279 and 376 Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport/Monroeville
  • End detour

Reedsdale Street to Ridge Avenue

  • Continue on westbound Reedsdale Street past the closed tunnel/ramp
  • Turn right onto Allegheny Avenue
  • Follow Allegheny Avenue to Ridge Avenue
  • End detour

Reedsdale Street to northbound Route 65

  • Continue on westbound Reedsdale Street past the tunnel/ramp
  • Turn right onto Allegheny Avenue and follow to Ridge Avenue
  • Turn left onto Ridge Avenue and follow to Western Avenue
  • Turn left onto Western Avenue
  • Follow to the West End Bridge
  • Before the West End Bridge, take the ramp to North 19/65 Ohio River Boulevard
  • End detour

The work is part of the $25.2 million Route 65 improvement project will includes concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge rehabilitation, drainage and guiderail updates, signage, retaining wall repairs and pavement marking installation.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 65 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Route 65” in the subject line.

Additionally, the Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) will be fielding customer comments and questions through construction.  Customers can contact ACTA by calling 412-533-4602 or 412-533-4601. ACTA representatives can also reached by e-mail at amy.mathieson@actapgh.org and lynn.manion@actapgh.org.

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 850 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.


Signal Improvement Work continues in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing signal upgrades in various locations in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday, January 8 weather permitting.

Signal improvement work requiring shoulder restrictions will occur weekdays in the following locations:

  • The intersection of East Street and East North Street.  Work will occur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Friday, January 12.
  • The intersection of Hazlett Street and East Street. Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Friday, January 19.
  • The intersection of Venture Street and East Street. Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Friday, January 19.

Crews from the Trumbull Corporation will conduct the work.

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 850 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.


Southbound I-279 Parkway North Wall Rehabilitation Work Underway in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing retaining wall rehabilitation work is underway on southbound I-279 (Parkway North), in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Shoulder restrictions will occur on southbound I-279 between Venture Street (Exit 4) and East Street (Exit 2B) as needed through March of 2018.  Crews from Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct retaining wall rehabilitation.

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.

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 stcowan@pa.gov. 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 850 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.


WABASH TUNNEL

The HOV temporary waiver has been extended through December to allow vehicles with fewer than two occupants to use the tunnel during peak hours, alleviating possible congestion on other roads caused by the Liberty Bridge rehabilitation project. The Wabash Tunnel, which opened as a commuter tunnel in December 2004, provides a shortcut for motorists from Route 51 to the South Side and Downtown Pittsburgh.

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