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…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Lane closures begin today as part of the overall $5.1 million reconstruction project. Find out how long it will last.
Construction work continues today, Dec. 11 in Emsworth as part of a $5.1 million project to improve Route 65, or Ohio River Boulevard. PennDOT spokesman James Struzzi said crews will be constructing a barrier wall, installing guide rail and performing other work. For commuters it means southbound single-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Dec. 21 between Camp Horne Road and Beaver Avenue. PennDOT is advising motorists to allow extra time and be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Use all lanes to the merge point and allow others to form a single lane courteously. The overall 4.5 mile project on Route 65 includes milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curbing, signs, signals, structure repairs and other…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Lamar Advertising plans to trim trees along Route 65. Lane closures are expected in both directions, though not simultaneously.
Motorists traveling along Route 65 on Saturday and Sunday may encounter some lane closings in Glenfield and Haysville boroughs, according to PennDOT. Crews from Lamar Advertising will be trimming trees in the area of Route 65 between Interstate 79 and River Road/Red Gate Road. Closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. as needed. Both directions will not be restricted at the same time. PennDOT is not involved in the work, but is providing this information as a public service. Motorists are advised to use caution, expect changing traffic patterns and allow extra time. "Like" us on Facebook | Follow us Twitter | Get "Patched" in with our newsletter | Start a blog
Monday, December 3, 2012
Rep. Mike Turzai, township officials from Pine and McCandless, PennDOT officials and more join governor for ceremony along Route 19.
With busy Route 19 as the backdrop, Gov. Tom Corbett today (Monday) joined with a host of officials 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 part 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 …
Motorists can expect restrictions in both directions of Route 65 at Cross Street in Leetsdale.
As crews continue reconstruction work on northbound Route 65 in Leetsdale, southbound lanes restrictions will also take place beginning Tuesday, Dec. 4. PennDOT spokesman James Struzzi said southbound restrictions are needed for safety and access as crews continue full-depth concrete reconstruction in the Cross Street intersection area. Southbound single-lane closures will occur according to the following schedule: Northbound Route 65 was restricted to a single lane beginning Friday and lasting around-the-clock through late December. Additional work includes curb and inlet replacements, asphalt patching, signals and other minor improvements. The overall $5.1 million, 4.5 mile project on Route 65 includes milling and resurfacing, …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Improvements include reconstructing northbound Route 65, or Ohio River Boulevard, in Leetsdale.
PennDOT plans to begin work to reconstruct northbound Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) in Leetsdale starting on Friday, Nov. 30. PennDOT Spokesman Jim Struzzi said crews will perform full-depth concrete reconstruction in the area of the Cross Street intersection, near the Ambridge border. This will mean lane restrictions for travelers. Northbound Route 65 will be restricted to a single lane beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday around-the-clock through late December to allow the work to occur, Struzzi said. Additional work includes curb and inlet replacements, asphalt patching, signals and other minor improvements. PennDOT is advises motorists to use all lanes to the merge point and allow others to courteously form a single lane of traffic through…
Monday, November 19, 2012
PennDOT will name 22 statewide winners, one in each division selected from the 11 district offices.
Young Pennsylvania students are invited to learn about aviation and express their creativity through the PennDOT Bureau of Aviation's annual art contest. This year's contest theme, "50 Years of American Space Flight," encourages students to learn more about aviation, from airplane development to flights into space. Entries will be judged in two divisions: first through third grades, and fourth and fifth grades. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 29. PennDOT will name 22 statewide winners, with one winner from each division selected from each of PennDOT’s 11 district offices. Winners will receive a certificate signed by Schoch and an enlarged copy of their entry. The students' schools will also receive an enlarged copy of the artwork for …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge will reopen Thursday afternoon after being closed since early March because of structural repairs.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The bridge will remain open until March 2013, according to PennDOT.
8:30 p.m. UPDATE: The bridge is reopen. 8 p.m. UPDATE: Crews are still working to seal the bridge deck. Cold temperatures are delaying the drying process. Anticipated opening is now 8:30 p.m. The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge will reopen Thursday afternoon after being closed since early March because of structural repairs. PennDOT spokesman James Struzzi said the bridge will remain closed to pedestrians through winter. The sidewalk has been temporarily removed for improvements. After the bridge is reopened to traffic, short-term lane closures will continue as needed through winter. Struzzi said the 10-foot span bridge will remain open until March 2013 when it will close again until October 2013 to complete repairs. The bridge closed for …
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 …