PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work on Route 8 (William Flinn Highway) in Shaler, Hampton and Richland townships, Allegheny County will continue Wednesday, January 17 weather permitting.

Continuing Wednesday, single-lane restrictions will occur on Route 8 between Wildwood Road and Spencer Lane Extension daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through late March.

A single 11-foot lane will be maintained in each direction while work occurs. Crews will conduct drainage improvements and signal upgrades.

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 in 2024, nighttime closures are anticipated on the Bakerstown interchange ramps for approximately 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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