Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

06/14/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2024 11:12

I-79 Traffic Shift Begins Tuesday in Robinson Township

I-79 Traffic Shift Begins Tuesday in Robinson Township


​Pittsburgh, PA - PennDOT District 11 is announcing a traffic shift in both directions on Interstate 79 in Robinson Township, Allegheny County will begin Tuesday, June 18 weather permitting.

Traffic shifts in both directions of I-79 at the I-376 interchanges are expected to be implemented Tuesday morning, June 18. Line painting operations will begin Monday evening, June 17. Once painting operations conclude, traffic will be shifted to the right into the new configuration around-the-clock through mid-July to allow crews to conduct bridge deck overlay work. Northbound lanes will utilize the shoulder and be reduced to 11-foot widths. Southbound lanes will utilize the exit lane at the interchange. All interchange ramp access will be maintained.

The preparatory work will begin 7 p.m. Monday evening under the current overnight single-lane restrictions.

Work on this $14.97 million highway restoration project in Robinson and Kennedy townships began in early April 2024. The project begins at the I-376 Airport/Pittsburgh (Exit 59 A/B) interchange and continues approximately one-half mile north of the Route 60 Moon Run/Crafton (Exit 60 A/B) interchange. The work includes concrete pavement patching, guide rail and cable barrier replacement, highway lighting and signing updates, drainage work, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction activities on mainline I-79 and ten ramps (four at the I-376 interchange and six ramps at the Route 60 interchange). There will be bridge preservation work
on six structures (northbound and southbound I-79 bridges over I-376, Route 60, and Campbells Run Road), including concrete deck overlays, replacement of seals at expansion dams and deck joints, substructure concrete repairs, cleaning of bridge bearings and spot painting of the northbound and southbound I-79 steel I-beam bridges over I-376. The majority of the roadway work along mainline I-79 will be performed under short-term, single-lane closures during nighttime restrictions. There will be long-term lane restrictions in place for the bridge work, including six weekend-long lane restrictions. Additionally, there will be milling and paving operations on Route 60 between Lorish Road and Old Steubenville Pike, preservation work of six existing sign structures (one on northbound I-79 and five on southbound I-79) as well as concrete repairs and scour protection of two arch culverts underneath mainline I-79 and several ramps. The project is anticipated to conclude in the late spring of 2025.

The prime contractor is Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc. Work on this project will be coordinated with other projects in the area.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional X alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Contact: Nicole Haney, 412-429-5011

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