PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions on Interstates 79 and 279 in Franklin Park Borough, Allegheny County will occur Thursday night, March 21 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on I-79 and I-279 in both directions between the Rochester Road overpass and just south of the I-279 split from 7 p.m. to approximately midnight on Thursday. Crews will conduct core drilling work.

The work is part of the $26.49 million I-79 improvement project. Improvements include four bridge deck replacements, one bridge preservation, milling and resurfacing, preservation work on seven sign structures, installation of five new ITS signs, guide rail improvements, signage updates, and pavement marking installation.

The prime contractor is the Joseph B. Fay Company.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for the I-79 Neville Island Bridge rehabilitation including traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – I-79” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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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