PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities on the Fort Duquesne Bridge (I-279) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday and Friday, July 18-19 weather permitting.

Lane restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day according to the following schedule:

Thursday, July 18

  • Southbound I-279 approach to the lower deck of the Fort Duquesne Bridge between the Ohio River Boulevard/North 65 (Exit 1C) off-ramp and the main span

Friday, July 19

  • Southbound I-279 approach to the lower deck of the Fort Duquesne Bridge between the Ohio River Boulevard/North 65 (Exit 1C) off-ramp and the main span
  • Northbound I-279 Fort Duquesne Bridge to the Chestnut Street/East Ohio Street/Etna. North 28 (Exit 1D) off-ramp

Crews from Mackin Engineering Company and the Sofis Rigging Company will conduct the routine inspection.

                                                                                       

Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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