I-279 Parkway North Lane Restrictions begin Monday in Allegheny County

PennDOT District 11 is announcing preparatory work on the Parkway North (I-279) in Ohio and Ross townships and the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, March 20 weather permitting.

Single-lane and shoulder restrictions will occur in each direction of the Parkway North between the Fort Duquesne Bridge and just north of the Camp Horne Road interchange as crews begin preparations for I-279 improvement project. Milling and paving work will occur in various locations through Thursday, March 30 as crews construct emergency pull-offs and crossover areas according to the following schedule:

Northbound (outbound) – Left or right lane closure

  • Weekdays – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day
  • Weekend – 8 p.m. Friday night continuously through 6 a.m. Monday morning

Southbound (inbound) – Left lane closure

  • Weekdays – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day
  • Weekend – 8 p.m. Friday night continuously through 6 a.m. Monday morning

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 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 Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.

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