Saturday, November 3, 2012
After years of traffic congestion—first from a too-narrow road and then from construction—Route 19 is close to completion.
UPDATE: The opening of all five lanes in the Wexford Flats area of Route 19 has been delayed ... but only by one day. PennDOT announced the delay because of expected cold temperatures tonight (Monday) that will not allow pavement markings to be placed. Here is the original story, with changed dates in bold face: Nearly two years after construction started on the Wexford Flats section of Route 19, the end is in sight. The newly constructed five-lane configuration of the road also known as Perry Highway will open to traffic on Wednesday (originally it was Tuesday) weather permitting, PennDOT District 11 announced. Work to remove long-term traffic restrictions and apply final lane and pavement markings will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday (…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Just click the blue dot on the map to see which areas you may want to avoid.
As the summer driving season winds down, PennDOT crews will be busy again this weekend on several key highways in our area. We've provided you with a simple map to see where the construction crews will be busiest. Just click on the Weekend Construction Work link at the bottom of the map to see which areas you might want to avoid. ––––––––––––––– Like Cranberry Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The construction will complete a $10 million project to improve the I-79 bridges over Warrendale-Bayne Road and Mingo Road and the northbound off-ramp to Route 19.
Crews will replace lighting under the bridge that carries I-79 over Warrendale-Bayne Road in Marshall Township this week, as long as the weather permits, PennDOT announced. Single-lane traffic will occur in each direction on Warrendale-Bayne Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. No restrictions will occur on I-79 as part of this work. This work completes a $10 million project to improve the I-79 bridges over Warrendale-Bayne Road and Mingo Road and the northbound off-ramp to Route 19. Swank Construction Co. LLC of New Kensington is the prime contractor. To sign up for PennDOT’s I-79 email notification list for traffic and construction advisories in Allegheny County, send email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org and write “…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Traffic will shift to new southbound lanes.
There's good news and bad news for motorists traveling the congested Route 19 area known as Wexford Flats in Pine Township. Work to widen and improve northbound Route 19 / Perry Highway in the Wexford Flats area of Pine Township begins Tuesday, weather permitting, according to PennDOT District 11. Good news: The traffic-snarling roadwork on southbound Route 19 in Pine Township is coming to an end. Crews have completed work between Wallace Road and Brooktree Road. Bad news: Construction—which is bound to tie up traffic—moves to the other side of Route 19 now. Traffic will shift to the west side of the road. One 10-foot-wide lane will be maintained in each direction with a center turn lane on the new southbound lanes. This traffic pattern …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Don't head out this weekend before reading Patch's orange cone alert.
A warning for all Cranberry area drivers, several major roads will be either closed, or traffic restricted this weekend, according to PennDOT. Parkway East Squirrel Hill Tunnel Rehabilitation Traffic in the inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East will be restricted to a single lane from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday for tunnel rehabilitation work. I-579/Crosstown Boulevard/Veterans Bridge Ramp/bridge improvements The southbound I-579 Veterans Bridge will be reduced to a single lane from 8 p.m. Friday through approximately 6 a.m. on Monday for expansion dam replacement and resurfacing. In addition, the ramp from the inbound (northbound) Liberty Bridge to northbound I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) will be closed to allow crews to …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Ramp work this weekend, and a major bridge closes on Monday.
Cranberry area residents planning to head downtown, towards the South Hills, or east toward Monroeville will want to know about these construction projects. Crosstown Boulevard/Veterans Bridge (I-579) The ramps connecting I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) to the Liberty Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday. In addition, the southbound I-579 Veterans Bridge will be restricted to a single lane this weekend for expansion dam replacements. Parkway East (I-376) Squirrel Hill Tunnel Rehabilitation Traffic in the inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East will be restricted to a single lane from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday for tunnel rehabilitation work. Roadway improvements Work to improve the inbound …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Construction on the new on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 should begin in the next few months.
It’s coming. After years of planning, PennDOT is set to begin work to add ramps on the northern side of Route 228 in Cranberry that will link the highway directly to Interstate-79 in all directions, resulting in more green time for through traffic. Currently, westbound drivers on Route 228 who want to get onto I-79 in either direction must turn left across traffic to get onto the Interstate’s onramps. While they’re making those lefts, the through traffic on 228 is held back waiting—resulting in a traffic tangle. Jason Kratsas, Cranberry’s director of engineering, said work should begin on the $25 million PennDOT project in the next several months. No lanes on Route 228 will be shut down during the construction, he said. PennDOT also will …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Work will restrict traffic for residents heading downtown or points east, west, or south.
If you are out and about this weekend, you’ll want to know where PennDOT crews will be working. Work will restrict traffic for Cranberry area residents heading downtown, or using the Parkway East, West, Interstate 79 or Route 28. Parkway East Squirrel Hill Tunnel Rehabilitation Traffic in the inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East will be restricted to a single lane until 10 a.m. Saturday for tunnel rehabilitation work. Roadway improvements Work to improve the inbound Parkway East between Grant Street and the Stanwix Street on-ramp—the area known as the “bathtub” along the Mon Wharf—will continue through approximately noon on Saturday. The “bathtub” area and the ramp from Grant Street to outbound Parkway East will be closed. …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Restrictions will be in place from Thursday night through Friday morning.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Work to improve bridges on Interstate 79 at the Warrendale (Exit 75) Interchange in Allegheny County will occur Thursday night, weather permitting, PennDOT District 11 announced. Crews will install compression seals. The following restrictions will occur Thursday night through Friday morning: The work is part of 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 email@example.com and write “Subscribe – I-79” in the subject line. Cranberry Patch encourages readers to submit …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Roadwork will take place Monday through Friday, according to PennDOT. .
I-79 traffic will move a little slower this week as crews continue installing cable median barrier and guide rail between the I-279 and Cranberry exits. Short-term lane closures will occur Monday through Friday, weather permitting, according to the following schedule: Northbound: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Exits 72 (I-279) and the bridge over Mingo Road (about one mile north of Exit 73 Wexford) From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from the bridge over Mingo Road to Exit 76 (Cranberry/Route 19) Southbound: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Exits 78 and 73 (Cranberry/PA Turnpike and Wexford) PennDOT advises motorists to use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Log on to 511pa.com or call 511 to check …