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Next Phase of Southbound I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project begins this Weekend in Allegheny County

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the next phase of the I-279 (Parkway North) Improvement Project in Ohio and Ross townships and the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Friday night, May 19.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday night, preparatory work will occur for a new traffic configuration south of the McKnight Road interchange for the I-279 Parkway North project.  Once the prep work is complete, the new configuration will be opened to traffic.  The configuration could be implemented as early as Saturday, but will be in place by 6 a.m. Monday morning at the latest. Motorists will see the following configuration:

  • Two southbound lanes will continue to shift from the HOV lanes back into mainline I-279 near the Venture Street interchange.
  • A single-lane of the closed portion of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes will reopen to traffic:

o   Motorists in the left-hand lane approaching the shift to mainline I-279 at Venture Street may choose to stay in the newly reopened HOV lane.

o   Motorists using the HOV lane will only be able to use the slip ramp to southbound I-279 south of the I-579/Veterans Bridge exit.  No access to Anderson Street or Stadium Drive will be permitted.

o   Additionally, motorists using the HOV lane will not have access to the North 28/East Street (Exit 2B) or South I-579/Veterans Bridge (Exit 2A) exits.

o   The Bedford Avenue HOV lane will only open prior to Penguin’s home games.

o   No HOV access in the northbound direction will occur.

  • The ramp from North Canal Street to southbound I-279 will be reduced to a single-lane to accommodate reconstruction work. The ramp will remain open to traffic but will be placed in a stop condition at I-279.
  • Mainline I-279 between the I-579/Veterans Bridge off-ramp and Anderson Street will be reduced to a single-lane.

The work zone from Camp Horne Road to the McKnight Road interchange will remain unchanged.

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, High Occupancy Vehicle (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. Work will occur in the southbound direction in 2017.

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 stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 770 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 Street Ramp Closure to Northbound Route 65 begins Thursday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Reedsdale Street ramp to northbound Route 65 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Thursday, April 27 weather permitting.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday morning, the Reedsdale Street ramp that carries traffic to northbound Route 65 will close continuously through Friday, June 2.  Crews will conduct latex bridge overlay work and expansion dam replacement. All traffic will be detoured.

Posted 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 tunnel from Reedsdale Street will remain open to Ridge Avenue and the Fort Duquesne Bridge (southbound Route 65).

Crews from the Lane Construction Corporation will conduct the work.

This $25.2 million improvement project will includes concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge rehabilitation, drainage and guiderail updates, signage, retaining wall repairs and pavement marking installation.  Work will occur in the northbound direction in 2017. The overall project will end in September of 2017.

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 major roadways 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 770 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 Overnight Lane Restriction begins Tuesday Night in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing an overnight lane restriction on the Parkway North (I-279) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin tonight, Tuesday night, April 18 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on southbound I-279 between the East Street (2B) exit and the Fort Duquesne Bridge weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday night, May 19.  Crews will conduct bridge repair work.

The work is part of the $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project which includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead sign structures, repairs to 29 walls, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, HOV repairs, sign upgrades, guide rail and drainage improvements, and an anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange. Work will occur in the southbound direction in 2017. A crossover and use of the HOV lanes for southbound traffic will occur this year. Additional details will be provided prior to the implementation of the new traffic configuration.

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 stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 770 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.

I-279 Parkway North Changes

Click here to view the traffic patterns for phase 1A

Click here to view the I-279 Crossover Locations

 

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