PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Western Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday, May 8 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on Western Avenue between Fulton Street and the West End Bridge beginning on Monday.  Lane restrictions will occur on weekdays from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. the next day. No work will occur during the afternoon rush hour to minimize traffic issues.  Additionally, no work will occur during events at Heinz Field or PNC Park.  The restrictions will continue through late July.  Crews will conduct roadway patching and paving, drainage improvements, ADA curb cut ramp installation, and electrical work on the traffic signals.

This work is part of the $25.2 million Route 65 improvement project which includes concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge rehabilitation, drainage and guiderail updates, signage, retaining wall repairs and pavement marking installation.  The majority of the work in 2017 will occur in the northbound direction.

The prime contractor for this project is Lane Construction Corporation.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 65 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Route 65” in the subject line.

Additionally, the Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) will be fielding customer comments and questions through construction.  Customers can contact ACTA by calling 412-533-4602 or 412-533-4601. ACTA representatives can also reached by e-mail at and

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 770 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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