ATTENTION: PennDOT Temporarily Reduces Speed Limits on Several Area Roadways on Monday, 2/15
Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region.
PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:
Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.
While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 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 1,000 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.
The department also asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.
PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.
Single-Lane Restrictions on Route 837, West Carson St., in Both Directions Begin on Friday, 1/29, Between the Smithfield St. Bridge & the West End Circle and Are Set to Continue Through Late February 2021
PennDOT District 11 is announcing roadway improvement work on Route 837 (West Carson Street) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Friday, January 29 weather permitting.
Single-lane restrictions on Route 837 in both directions will occur between the Smithfield Street Bridge and the West End Circle as crews conduct milling and paving, concrete patching, ITS upgrades, and drainage improvements. Lane restrictions will occur daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through late February. The work is part of the $6.06 million improvement project. Gulisek Construction, LLC is the prime contractor.
Route 60, Noblestown Road, Lane Restriction in the City of Pittsburgh Until Further Notice
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Route 60 (Noblestown Road) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County is underway.
Traffic is down to a single-lane on Noblestown Road between South Main Street and Weaver Street due to a slide on Wabash Street. The restriction will occur until further notice, while crews from the City of Pittsburgh address the Wabash Street slide.
PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 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 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.