Thursday, February 28, 2013
The project is expected to wrap up by summer.
Commuters on Route 19 at the border of Cranberry and Marshall Township near the Thorn Hill Industrial Park may want to allow themselves some extra time starting Monday. Starting at 9 a.m. March 4, PennDOT will resume work on a $3.7 million project to improve Warrendale Bayne Road in Marshall Township, weather permitting. During the project, traffic on Warrendale Bayne Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between the northbound I-79 (Exit 75) off-ramp and Harmony Road. These restrictions will remain in place around-the-clock through mid-August. The project, which began in August 2012, will create significant improvements for the traveling public on Warrendale Bayne Road between Route 19 and Brush Creek Road, a …
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…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Expect short, intermittent traffic delays.
Expect intermittent delays on Route 19 (Perry Highway) in McCandless on Monday and Tuesday as crews conduct geotechnical drilling and research for a future improvement project, PennDOT District 11 announced. As long as the weather cooperates for the work to be done, motorists can expect short-term lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Pine Creek Road and Thon Drive both days. Flag crews will control traffic. Drivers are advised to use caution. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Monday, January 21, 2013
Short-term single-lane closures and traffic shifts will occur during daytime hours.
Expect short-term delays on Interstate 79 for overhead sign safety inspections starting Monday, PennDOT District 11 announced. The delays will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, in various locations along the entire I-79 corridor in Allegheny County—between Exit 73 Wexford and Exit 48 Southpointe. The intermittent, short-term single-lane closures and traffic shifts will occur as crews inspect signs. Motorists should use caution, allow extra time and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
PennDOT bridge maintenance work will result in lane restrictions.
Traveling McKnight Road for work or holiday shopping? On Monday, PennDOT contractors began repairing joints on the bridge that carries McKnight Road over Ingomar Road in McCandless. Single-lane traffic will occur on McKnight in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 21 between Arcadia and Blazier drives. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. For a better look at the construction zone, click on view larger map above. Drivers are advised to use caution, slow down and be aware of changing traffic patterns when driving through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Friday, December 7, 2012
The new ramps are expected to increase traffic flow in the area.
Motorists on Route 228 will be viewing lots of orange cones in the area—at least for the next two years. Work began this week on new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 that should alleviate traffic in the area. The $14.78 PennDOT project will eliminate two turning movements from Route 228 to I-79, improving access for motorists. The project involves the construction of 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 across oncoming traffic to get onto the interstate’s onramps. While they’re making those lefts, the through …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Rep. Mike Turzai, township officials from Pine and McCandless, PennDOT officials and more join governor for ceremony.
With busy Route 19 as the backdrop, Gov. Tom Corbett joined with a host of officials Monday to cut a ribbon to celebrate the expansion and improvements to the Wexford Flats section of the road in Pine and McCandless. At the ceremony in Wexford Plaza, Corbett used the opportunity to talk about transportation's role in the regrowth of southwestern Pennsylvania. "Southwestern Pennsylvania is at a critical juncture in its economic history," the governor said. "We are sitting in the middle of the largest economic boom in more than 150 years. We hope to become the location of the first ethane processing plant ever built in the northeast United States and this is all developing alongside a growing bio-medical and high technology sector that could…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Construction is taking place on West New Castle Street.
Motorists in Zelienople may want to avoid the borough’s railroad tracks. According to PennDOT, a lane restriction will be in place starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 on Route 288 (West New Castle Street) at Market Street to perform work on the railroad tracks and crossing. Traffic will be restricted to a flagger-controlled single lane, PennDOT said. The restriction is expected to be in place until 5 pm. Traffic will flow in alternating directions while the work is being performed. Congestion and delays are likely in the area, according to PennDOT. Drivers are urged to seek alternative routes. PennDOT also reminds motorists to slow down, minimize distractions and to be alert in the work zone.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The right turning lane onto Ehrman Road also is expected to open Monday.
The commute for motorists on Route 19 near Ehrman Road is about to get smoother. On Thursday, the right driving lane on Route 19 North near Ehrman Road opened—and that’s not all. Jason Kratsas, Cranberry’s director of engineering, said the right turning lane from Route 19 North onto Ehrman Road also is expected to open Monday after lines and arrows are painted on the road. The lanes originally were scheduled to open last week, but weather from Hurricane Sandy delayed the contractor from installing guide rails for the project, Kratsas said. The township also is working with Sheetz, which is building a new convenience store and gas station in the area, to add a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 19 and Ehrman Road. The hillside …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Click on our interactive map to see where PennDOT road projects will slow your ride.
PennDOT is working hard to finish up several key projects as the road construction season winds down. There are five areas where it will be slow going this weekend. At the top of the list is the inbound Squirrel Hill tunnels which will be closed Friday night through Monday morning. Intermittent, short-term single-lane and shoulder closures also will occur in several locations on I-79 and I-376 (Parkways East and West) from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, weather permitting, according to PennDOT District 11. The I-79 road work will occur in both directions between the Bridgeville (Exit 54) and Parkway West/Pittsburgh (Exit 59) interchanges, and the Parkway North (I-279 Exit 72) and Cranberry (Exit 76) Click here to take you to our interactive map…