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 …
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 .
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Outbound HOV use will not be affected.
PennDOT announced Monday that the inbound I-279 High Occupancy Vehicle lane entrance on McKnight Road would be closed for several weeks for gate repairs. All other inbound HOV entrances will open as normal. Outbound HOV use will not be affected. Click on "view larger map" to see the exact location of the HOV gates The HOV lanes are open to commuters in vehicles with two or more passengers Monday through Friday between 6-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. Motorcycles are also allowed to use the HOV lanes and are not subject to the two-passenger vehicle rule. In addition, the HOV lanes are open to all outbound traffic on weekends after 7 p.m. on Friday and remain open until 5 a.m. on Mondays. In addition, the two-passenger vehicle rule does not apply …
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 …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Plus, Cranberry police issue a warning to residents.
Cranberry Police are warning residents of slippery road conditions. The area’s roadways are covered in snow, Public Safety director Jeff Schueler said. State police also shut down Route 28 in both directions from Tarentum to Harmarville for about an hour Wednesday afternoon. Locally, Jason Daily, Cranberry’s director of public works, said crews have been on the roads since 7 a.m. Wednesday preparing and plowing the roads. While the snow has been coming down hard since mid-morning, Daily said he expects to see a break in the precipitation by 3 p.m. He added crews likely will be on the roads playing "catchup" through rush hour. “We’ll be out there as long a necessary for it,” he said. “Right now, we have all of our routes covered.” Daily …
Roads are slick and several accidents have already been reported.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cranberry Police will increase patrols on Routes 19 and 228 as part of Operation Safe Holiday.
Looking forward to being with loved ones during the holidays? Then drive safely and soberly. That was the message Tuesday at a press conference to announce Operation Safe Holiday, a regional effort to crack down on aggressive and impaired driving. The effort includes PennDOT, Northern Regional and Cranberry police departments. "PennDOT wants people to focus on what's important during the holidays," said Deborah Casadei, press officer for PennDOT. The operation will last through New Year's, she said. People are getting on the roads to travel to see loved ones at this time of year and Operation Safe Holiday's goal is to make sure they get to their destinations safely, said Officer Scott Rick of Northern Regional Police Department. "We want …
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