I-279 Parkway North Lane Restrictions for Bridge Inspections Taking Place This Week Between 5/11 – 5/14

PennDOT District 11 is announcing bridge inspection activities on I-279 (Parkway North) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will occur Monday through Thursday, May 11-14 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on I-279 below the North Avenue, Tripoli Street and East Street Bridges according to the following schedule:

  • Northbound from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day
  • Southbound from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

Crews from the Markosky Engineering Group, Inc. will conduct the inspections.

Route 65 Bridge and Ramp Inspection Activities Begin on Monday, 5/4, and Will Extend Through Friday, 5/15

PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities on Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and associated ramps in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, May 4 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur as needed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in each direction on Route 65 between the Marshall Avenue interchange and the West End Bridge through Friday, May 15 for inspection activities. Crews from Consor Engineers will conduct the inspection activities.

Additionally, lane and shoulder restrictions will occur on the following ramps as they are inspected:

  • Chateau Street ramp to Route 19
  • Route 65 ramp to Chateau Street
  • Chateau Street ramp to Route 65
  • Route 65 ramp to Beaver Avenue
  • Route 19 to Route 65

High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Close, on 3/17, and to Close Indefinitely to Traffic in Pittsburgh and Ross

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

The HOV lanes closed to traffic for public safety purposes this afternoon, on 3/17, and will remain shutdown indefinitely to traffic.

To help keep motorists informed, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories. Enroll by sending email addresses to 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 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 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.

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