Saturday, March 23, 2013
PennDOT announces overhead utility work that will involve traffic stops in both directions.
Motorists traveling Interstate 79 through Franklin Park over the weekend should be prepared to stop on Sunday if necessary. PennDOT has announced that traffic in both directions on I-79 will be stopped intermittently on Sunday morning, March 24, while crews perform overhead utility work. The brief stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the area just south of the Route 910/Wexford Bayne Road (Exit 73) interchange. PennDOT is not involved in the work. Crews under contract with Consolidated Communications, Inc. will be performing the cable work across I-79. Additional slow traffic may also occur on I-79. Overall work is expected to conclude by 11 a.m. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Traffic alert! How and when the road work will after you.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Changing traffic patterns will be in place when the project starts up in March.
As PennDOT’s plans to add new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 get underway, some of the construction will affect motorists. New traffic patterns will be in place on Route 228 east and west and on Route 19 south and Freedom Road in Cranberry next week to facilitate night work. The traffic pattern changes begin Monday, March 11 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. and will continue Monday through Friday for two weeks until the work is complete. Start times for the night work may be adjusted depending on traffic volumes. Construction may start as early as 8 p.m. after March 11, a statement from PennDOT said. Traffic will return to normal patterns during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. The night work …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The new ramps leading to I-79 are expected to increase traffic flow in the area.
You’ve seen the orange cones and the bulldozers moving around earth in the area for months, now PennDOT’s plans to add new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 are really about to “ramp up.” “It’s going to result in more efficient travel through the area and less congestion,” said Mark Rozich, project manager for PennDOT District 10. The $14.78 PennDOT project eliminates two turning movements from Route 228 to I-79, improving access for motorists. Included in the construction are a new northbound on-ramp, a new southbound loop ramp and the reconstruction of the southbound off-ramp at the interchange of I-79 and Route 228. Currently, westbound drivers on Route 228 who want to get on I-79 must turn left…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fidelity Bank in Ross Township robbed.
Following a chase and crash late Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 79, police arrested two men who are suspected in a bank robbery in Ross Township. Police chased the suspects through Ross Township and into Franklin Park, where their vehicle crashed on I-79 near the Mingo Road overpass. The suspects ran from the crash scene, but police arrested them a short time later. One was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. State police and officers from Ross, Ohio Twp., Evans City, Cranberry and Franklin Park are now combing the woods, looking for weapons they believe the suspects threw into the brush, KDKA-TV reports. Evans City Police said investigators called the station's K-9 officer, Sgt. Don Myers, to the scene with his dog. Ross …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Expect short-term single-lane and shoulder closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Traffic on Interstates 79 and 279 most likely will slow down a bit Tuesday as guide rails are repaired. Intermittent single-lane and shoulder closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in several locations on I-79 and the Parkway North [I-279] in Allegheny County, weather permitting, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. All exits and ramps will remain open as contractor crews work on the guide rail repairs, PennDOT District 11 officials said in a statement. Work will be done on I-79 southbound between the Parkway North [I-279 Exit 72] and Glenfield [Exit 66] interchanges. Crews will work on the Parkway North [I-279] in both directions from I-79 to the Perrysville interchange [Exit 5]. The prime contractor for the …