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 District 11.
Crews will be removing and installing pavement markings, seeding and mulching the median, installing bridge joint seals and other minor improvements.
Intermittent single lane closures are expected from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Monday through Friday.
The following overnight restrictions will also occur Monday through Friday nights next week:
- Single lane closures (two lanes open) from 8-10 p.m.
- Double lane closures (one lane open) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Single lane closures will also occur from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
Note: Outbound restrictions will be coordinated depending on 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 (Route 4052) and Mingo Road (Route 4051). The prime contractor for the project is Swank Construction Company, LLC of New Kensington PA.
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