Saturday, January 19, 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…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Grand opening festivities are planned for the new Sheetz off the Mt. Nebo exit of Interstate 79.
Following months of construction work, the newest Sheetz store is prepared to open Thursday off the Interstate-79 Mt. Nebo exit in Ohio Township. As part of the grand-opening festivities, the store is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday at the 1910 Mt. Nebo Road location. Stacy Jones, Sheetz spokeswoman, said the first 50 customers in line will also receive a $100 Sheetz gift card, good for food and beverages. "We expect people to be in line before dawn," Jones said. Joe Sheetz, executive vice president of finance and store development, is expected to be joined by Ohio Township, Sewickley Borough and Allegheny County officials for the ribbon cutting. "This is the last time they'll unlock the doors to the Sheetz. The …
Inspection of the I-79/Neville Island Bridge continues today in the area of the Glenfield/Route 65 interchange (Exit 66) in Glenfield.
Work to inspect the Interstate-79/Neville Island Bridge in the area of the Route 65 interchange in Glenfield will continue this week starting today and last through Saturday, PennDOT announced. Jim Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman, said restrictions will be coordinated to minimize impacts on daily commuters. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, short-term lane and shoulder closures will occur as needed on Route 65, Deer Run Road and other roadways and ramps on or near the Neville Island Bridge. Some restrictions may also occur on I-79 in this area as needed between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If necessary, work and restrictions could stretch into Monday, Nov. 19. Crews from Michael Facchiano Contracting, Inc. of Pittsburgh are doing the work. Follow us on …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Single-lane closures will occur in both directions.
Crews will be washing the Interstate-79/Neville Island Bridge in the area over Route 65 in Glenfield, according to PennDOT. Short-term single lane and shoulder closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as needed both days in both directions on Route 65. No restrictions will occur on I-79 at this time, PennDOT said. Crews from Michael Facchiano Contracting, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA, will perform the work. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The new Sheetz is being built off the Mt. Nebo exit of Interstate 79 at the corner of Mt Nebo and Red Mud Hollow Road.
A new 24-hour Sheetz being built off the Mt. Nebo exit of Interstate 79 is expected to open in mid-November, Ohio Township officials said. Pat Cannon, township clerk, said the store at 1910 Mt. Nebo Road is anticipated to open on Nov. 15, just in time for Thanksgiving travel. She said crews have been working on the new 5,000-square-foot building, doing earth-moving work, since mid-April. On the Sewickley Hills border, the convenience store in Ohio Township will include a gas station, car wash and made-to-order hot and cold foods. Sheetz is now hiring to fill new positions at the clerk. Jobs available include store manager, shift manager, assistant manager, store salesperson and beverage host. Those interested can apply through the …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Before you head out, see which roads, ramps, bridges, and tunnels will have restrictions.
Ross and West View residents planning to head downtown, east, west, or south may be impacted by several construction and maintenance projects this weekend. Here's the rundown from PennDOT. 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. to 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights for tunnel rehabilitation work. Grant Street Tunnel improvements Inbound Parkway East will be closed between Grant Street (Exit 71A) and the Fort Pitt Bridge/I-279 ramps from 9 p.m. on Friday through approximately noon Saturday. Crews will be performing repairs in the tunnel that carries Grant Street over I-376. The ramp from Grant Street to …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This work was originally planned to begin last week, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
PennDOT plans work to apply protective sealants on the ramps from northbound Interstate 79 to Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) at the Glenfield Interchange (Exit 66) in Glenfield Borough. Work will begin on Wednesday, May 2 weather permitting. This work was originally planned to begin last week, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Ramps will remain open with traffic shifted around the work areas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through mid-May. Motorists are advised to use caution on the ramps and expect changing traffic patterns. The work is part of an overall project that started in 2009 to improve the I-79 Neville Island Bridge-Route 65 interchange (Exit 66) and approaching roadways. The prime contractor for the project is Swank …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
State police and PennDOT monitor I-79 near Southpointe in an effort to curb speeding.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
State Trooper Joe Christy made no bones about police officers stopping speeding motorists on Interstate 79. Christy noted that with two “radar speed trailers” set up in both directions near the Southpointe exit, speeding motorists were given fair warning to slow down. “It’s a little bit different in the sense we don’t have two speed trailers out,” Christy said of Wednesday’s aggressive driving sting conducted by state police and PennDOT. “They’re given the opportunity to slow down. (If they don’t), then we have a trooper for enforcement since you didn’t get it on the first two opportunities.” State troopers from Allegheny and Washington counties were actively patrolling a stretch of Interstate 79 between Bridgeville and Southpointe in an …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Lane closures will affect motorists traveling Interstate 79 north of the Glenfield/Route 65 interchange.
PennDOT is planning more construction in the Sewickley area, so prepare your travels accordingly. Starting today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., single, right-lane closures will occur on Interstate 79 north of the Glenfield/Route 65 interchange (Exit 66) in Aleppo Township, according to PennDOT. The single-lane closures will continue at the same time on Tuesday, weather permitting. PennDOT said in a statement that crews will be inspecting the bridge that carries I-79 over Glenfield Road. The closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will run in the northbound lanes today and in the southbound lanes on Tuesday, according to PennDOT. Expect changing traffic patterns and possible delays when traveling through the area.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Shifts will occur Friday and Saturday at the Route 65 interchange.
Motorists traveling on the Interstate 79 and Route 65 interchange in Glenfield later this week will experience traffic shifts on two ramps Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, weather permitting. According to PennDOT, crews will be replacing pavement transitions on the ramp from Deer Run Road (Kilbuck Street/Route 65) to southbound 79 and the ramp from northbound 79 to 65 (Exit 66 Emsworth/Sewickley.) The ramps will remain open with traffic shifted around the work areas from 7 p.m. on Friday through 7 p.m. on Saturday, PennDOT said in a statement. Motorists should expect changing traffic patterns. The work is part of an overall project that started in 2009 to improve the I-79 Neville Island Bridge-Route 65 interchange (Exit 66) and …