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Northbound I-279 Paving Wednesday and Thursday, 5/22 – 5/23

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a paving work on northbound I-279 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23 weather permitting.

Crews will conduct preparatory work and paving operations on northbound I-279 between I-579 and the Hazlett Street (Exit 3) interchange. The work will require a single-lane restriction on northbound I-279 from 8 a.m. Wednesday morning continuously through 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The Madison Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-279 will close to traffic from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Please use caution while driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility. Motorists should expect delays.

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

I-279 Parkway North Improvements Begin Tuesday, 3/26, in Pittsburgh and will Continue through 5/24

PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work in various locations on the I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Tuesday, March 26 weather permitting. Crews from the Trumbull Corporation will conduct the work.

A left shoulder closure will occur on southbound I-279 at the Suffolk Street Bridge beginning at 10 a.m. Monday continuously through Friday, May 24. Additionally, a long-term shoulder closure is underway as crews conduct inlet rebuilds. Work will also occur on the Madison Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-279.

Restrictions will occur in this location:

  • Southbound I-279 between Suffolk Street and East Ohio Street (Exit 2B). Crews will conduct wall painting weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through late May. A single-lane restriction and shoulder closure will occur.

I-579 Veterans Bridge Inspection Continues Friday, 5/17 and will Continue the Following Week, 5/20 – 5/23

PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities on the I-579 Veterans Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday, May 17 and Monday through Thursday, May 20-23 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in the following locations:

  • Southbound I-579 Veterans Bridge
  • Southbound approach from the Veterans Bridge to 7th Avenue

Crews from the Markosky Engineering Group, Inc. and the Sofis Rigging Company will conduct the inspection.


Southbound I-279 Parkway North Ramp to Northbound Route 65 Shoulder Restrictions begin Monday, 5/6, and will Extend through Mid-June

PennDOT District 11 is announcing shoulder restrictions on the ramp that carries traffic from southbound I-279 (Parkway North) to northbound Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, May 6 weather permitting. Additionally, a single-lane restriction will occur on southbound I-279 between the Camp Horne Road (Exit 8) and Perrysville Avenue (Exit 5) interchanges weekdays from 10 AM to 4 PM through mid-June. Crews from the Trumbull Corporation will conduct shoulder and punch list work.

A shoulder restriction will occur on the southbound I-279 ramp to northbound Route 65 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. though mid-June as crews conduct epoxy injection crack sealing. The ramp will remain open to traffic.


I-279 Parkway North Lane, Shoulder Restrictions Begin Monday, 3/25, and Continue through Mid-June

PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane and shoulder restrictions in various locations on the I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project in the City of Pittsburgh, and Ross and Ohio townships, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, March 25 weather permitting.

Restrictions will occur in the following locations:

  • Northbound and southbound I-279 between the Camp Horne Road (Exit 8) interchange and the Suffolk Street Bridge.  A single-lane restriction will occur in each direction weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through mid-June as crews conduct guiderail upgrades, sawing and sealing operations, and rumble strip and pavement marking installation work.
  • Southbound I-279 from the East Street Bridge overpass to the East Ohio Street overpass.  A long-term shoulder restriction will be implemented from 10 a.m. Monday continuously through Friday, April 26 to allow bridge jacking work and wall repairs.
  • Ramp from northbound I-279 to Camp Horne Road (Exit 8). A long-term shoulder restriction will be implemented from 6 a.m. Monday continuously through mid-June as crews conduct culvert repair work.

Crews from the Trumbull Corporation will conduct the work.


Northbound I-279 Parkway North Overnight Lane Restrictions Underway in Pittsburgh through Mid-June

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions are underway on northbound I-279 (Parkway North) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Northbound I-279 will be reduced to a single-lane between the southbound Route 65 on-ramp and the Route 28 North (Exit 1D) Chestnut Street/East Ohio Street/Etna off-ramp from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights through mid-June. Crews will conduct deck repair work.

Work will not begin until two hours after any Pirate game or Heinz Field event.

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.

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.


Long Term Closure for HOV Improvements Begin Tuesday, 4/2, in Pittsburgh and Ross Township through Mid-June

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in Ross Township and the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Tuesday morning, April 2.

The HOV lanes will close to traffic long-term beginning at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning continuously through mid-June. Crews will conduct concrete patching, inlet modifications, paving operations, installation of anti-icing system, strip sealing on expansion dams, rebuilding of mountable curbs and islands, installation of fast acting gates, installation of new lane control system overhead signs, ITS improvements, and pavement marking installation.

The HOV work is part of the $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project which also 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. The overall project is anticipated to be complete in mid-June 2019. Crews from the Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct the work.


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