PennDOT District 11 is announcing preparatory work is underway on the Parkway North (I-279) in Ohio and Ross townships and the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Shoulder restrictions will occur on the Parkway North between the Perrysville Avenue (Exit 5) and just north of the Camp Horne Road (Exit 8) interchanges through early March as crews begin 2018 preparations for I-279 improvement project. Restrictions will occur as crews construct emergency pull-offs and crossover areas according to the following schedule:

Northbound (outbound)

  • Shoulder restrictions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays

Southbound (inbound)

  • Right shoulder restrictions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays

The $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead sign structures, repairs to 29 walls, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, HOV repairs, sign upgrades, guide rail and drainage improvements, and an anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange.

Crews from the Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct the work.  Please use caution while driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.

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 850 traffic cameras.

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

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