PennDOT District 11 is announcing roadway improvement work on Interstate 79 in Robinson and Kennedy townships, Allegheny County will begin Monday, April 1 weather permitting.

Mobile lane restrictions and shoulder closures will occur in both directions of I-79 between the I-376 Airport/Pittsburgh (Exit 59 A/B) interchange and approximately one-half mile north of the Route 60 Moon Run/Crafton (Exit 60 A/B) interchange from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 1 to allow crews to layout and place channelizers and install signage.

Work on this $15 million highway and bridge restoration project on I-79 in Robinson and Kennedy Townships begins at the I-376 Airport/Pittsburgh (Exit 59 A/B) interchange and continues to approximately one-half mile north of the Route 60 Moon Run/Crafton (Exit 60 A/B) interchange. The work includes concrete pavement patching, guiderail 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 ramps 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. 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 late spring of 2025.

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

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