4003 McKnight Road Improvement Project begins Monday Night in Allegheny County

PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work on Route 4003 (McKnight Road) in the City of Pittsburgh, and Ross and McCandless townships, Allegheny County will begin Monday night, February 5 weather permitting.

Starting Monday, improvement work will begin on McKnight Road between Venture Street and Perrymont Road weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews begin pipe and drainage cleaning.

Additionally, motorists can also expect around-the-clock single-lane restrictions throughout project in the areas on McKnight Road which have three lanes of traffic. Left turning lanes along the roadway will remain accessible unless otherwise noted. Additional details will be provided as work continues.

The work is part of the $25.5 million McKnight Road improvement project. Work will include bridge and culvert preservation, milling and paving, base repairs, drainage upgrades and repairs, pipe cleaning, guide rail, signal, and ADA ramp upgrades, waterline replacement, concrete mountable curb replacement and new signage and pavement markings between Venture Street and Perrymont Road, including the Babcock Boulevard/Evergreen Road ramps. Before work concludes in the spring of 2025, restrictions will also include a 12-day closure of the Nelson Run Road interchange, two weekend closures at the Venture Street intersection, two crossovers at the Babcock Boulevard/Evergreen Road interchange, and several overnight ramp closures for paving operations and structure repairs. The prime contractor is Lindy Paving, Inc.

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

Northbound Route 65 Ohio River Boulevard Lane Restrictions Begin Wednesday in Allegheny County

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on northbound Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) in Emsworth Borough and Kilbuck Township, Allegheny County will occur Wednesday through Friday, January 10-12 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on northbound Route 65 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the following locations: 

Between Camp Horne Road and North Avenue

At Pennsylvania Avenue

Between Walliston Avenue and Huntington Avenue

Between Hazelwood Avenue and Toms Run Road

Crews from State Pipe Services will conduct work on Emsworth Borough sanitary sewer lines.

Northbound I-79 Daylight Lane Restriction this Week in Allegheny County

PennDOT District 11 is announcing daylight lane restrictions on Interstate 79 in Sewickley Hills Boroughs and Ohio Township, Allegheny County will occur Tuesday through Thursday, October 24-26 weather permitting.

Single-lane and shoulder restrictions will occur on northbound I-79 between the Mt. Nebo Road (Exit 68) interchange and the bridge over Red Mud Hollow Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.  Crews will conduct work to remove a temporary emergency pull-off.

The work is part of the $26.49 million I-79 improvement project. Improvements include four bridge deck replacements, one bridge preservation, milling and resurfacing, preservation work on seven sign structures, installation of five new ITS signs, guide rail improvements, signage updates, and pavement marking installation.

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