PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work on Route 4003 (McKnight Road) in the City of Pittsburgh, and Ross and McCandless townships, Allegheny County will begin Monday night, February 5 weather permitting.

Starting Monday, improvement work will begin on McKnight Road between Venture Street and Perrymont Road weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews begin pipe and drainage cleaning.

Additionally, motorists can also expect around-the-clock single-lane restrictions throughout project in the areas on McKnight Road which have three lanes of traffic. Left turning lanes along the roadway will remain accessible unless otherwise noted. Additional details will be provided as work continues.

The work is part of the $25.5 million McKnight Road improvement project. Work will include bridge and culvert preservation, milling and paving, base repairs, drainage upgrades and repairs, pipe cleaning, guide rail, signal, and ADA ramp upgrades, waterline replacement, concrete mountable curb replacement and new signage and pavement markings between Venture Street and Perrymont Road, including the Babcock Boulevard/Evergreen Road ramps. Before work concludes in the spring of 2025, restrictions will also include a 12-day closure of the Nelson Run Road interchange, two weekend closures at the Venture Street intersection, two crossovers at the Babcock Boulevard/Evergreen Road interchange, and several overnight ramp closures for paving operations and structure repairs. The prime contractor is Lindy Paving, Inc.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for McKnight Road traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – McKnight Road” 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 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.

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