PennDOT District 11 is announcing a crossover on Route 8 (William Flinn Highway) in Shaler Township, Allegheny County will begin Monday, July 10 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 9 a.m. Monday morning, northbound Route 8 traffic will be crossed over into the southbound lanes between Spencer Lane Extension and 8th Avenue. One 11-foot lane will be maintained in each direction in the southbound lanes around-the-clock through Wednesday, August 2. Crews will conduct rock scaling operations and structure work.

The work is part of a $13.59 million project that includes milling and resurfacing of the existing asphalt roadway, minor bridge preservation work, guide rail updates, minor drainage updates, traffic signal upgrades, and pavement marking/delineation updates between Spencer Lane Extension and the Butler County line. Motorists can expect weeknight single-lane restrictions, daily weekend restrictions, and a long-term lane closure between Spencer Lane and Butler Plank Road in Shaler Township. Additionally, next year, nighttime closures will occur on the Bakerstown interchange ramps for approximate one week. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

Please use caution when traveling through the area. Motorists should expect delays.

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 twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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