PennDOT District 11 is announcing single-lane and shoulder restrictions in both directions on I-79 in Kennedy, Robinson, and Neville townships, and Glenfield Borough in Allegheny County will begin Wednesday, March 8 weather permitting.

Single-lane and shoulder restrictions in both directions on I-79 will occur from approximately half a mile north of the Route 60 (Crafton/Moon Run) interchange to the Neville Island Bridge nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day beginning Wednesday night through mid-May. Crews from Lindy Paving, Inc. will begin median and shoulder widening work in preparation for a traffic crossover anticipated to begin mid-May.

Additionally, there will be shoulder restrictions on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while crews stage equipment at the following locations:

  • I-79 southbound at the Forest Grove Road overpass
  • I-79 northbound approximately half a mile north of the Forest Grove Road overpass

This work is part of the $43.9 million I-79 “S-Bend” Project that includes full-depth pavement reconstruction, bridge preservation work on five mainline structures (I-79 northbound and southbound over Clever Road, I-79 northbound and southbound over Route 51, and the Neville Island Bridge). Additionally, there will be milling and paving of three ramps at the Route 51 (Coraopolis/McKees Rocks) interchange. The project also includes guiderail replacement, highway lighting and signing upgrades, new pavement markings and delineation, and other miscellaneous construction work.

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