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Updated: I-79 Improvements Continue Between Cranberry and I-279 Interchanges

Work will occur Monday through Friday.

UPDATE: Monday night's work has been canceled, PennDOT announced late Monday afternoon.

Orange cone alert.

Work to improve I-79 between the Cranberry (Exit 78) and I-279 interchanges (Exit 72) in Allegheny County will occur this week, weather permitting, according to PennDOT.

Crews will remove and install pavement markings, complete work for guide-rail installation and other minor improvements. 

Intermittent single-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the following overnight restrictions Monday through Friday nights will occur this week:

  • Single-lane closures (two lanes open) from 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Double-lane closures (one lane open) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.      

Outbound restrictions will be coordinated with the Penguins’ home game playoff schedule.

The work is included in a $10 million project to improve the I-79 bridges over Warrendale-Bayne Road and Mingo Road. The prime contractor for the project is Swank Construction Co. LLC of New Kensington.

To sign up for PennDOT’s I-79 email notification list for traffic and construction advisories in Allegheny County, send email addresses to jstruzzi@pa.gov and write “Subscribe – I-79” in the subject line.

Log on to 511pa.com or call 511 to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. 

PennDOT Press Officer Jim Struzzi provided this information. If you have news and photos you'd like to share, please email Editor Jessica Sinichak at jessica.sinichak@patch.com.

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