PennDOT District 11 is announcing an overnight lane restriction on the Parkway North (I-279) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin tonight, Tuesday night, April 18 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on southbound I-279 between the East Street (2B) exit and the Fort Duquesne Bridge weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday night, May 19.  Crews will conduct bridge repair work.

The work is part of the $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project which includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead sign structures, repairs to 29 walls, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, HOV repairs, sign upgrades, guide rail and drainage improvements, and an anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange. Work will occur in the southbound direction in 2017. A crossover and use of the HOV lanes for southbound traffic will occur this year. Additional details will be provided prior to the implementation of the new traffic configuration.

Crews from the Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct the work.  Please use caution while driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.

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