Monday, January 7, 2013
Lane closures in the tunnels are due to cellular antenna and cable work, and will last throughout the month.
If you're heading back to the Canon-McMillan area from downtown at night, you might run into delays at the Liberty Tunnel. Single-lane traffic will occur in the tunnel beginning today, Jan. 7. PennDOT crews will be performing cellular antenna and cable work. Restrictions will occur as needed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times, but PennDOT advises drivers to use caution, allow extra time for travel and expect changing traffic patterns in the tunnel. The schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday nights, Jan. 7-11 Monday through Friday nights, Jan. 14-18 Monday night, Jan 21 Tuesday night, Jan. 22 Outbound restrictions will be coordinated to begin later on nights when there are events downtown…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The restrictions will be in place both Thursday and Friday, according to PennDOT.
The state Department of Transportation District 12 is advising motorists that there will be single-lane restrictions on Interstate 79 at Exit 40 (Meadow Lands) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. There will also be single-lane closures on from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday and Friday. The closures will be in effect to allow crews to remove the concrete barriers, apply pavement markings in order to switch traffic back onto the mainline Interstate 79. Traffic will be switched over at 6 a.m. Friday. PennDOT also reminds motorists to be alert for changing traffic patterns in all work zones.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Here's what you need to know about the upcoming partial closure of the Houston/Eighty-Four exit on Interstate 79.
The state Department of Transportation has announced that the northbound ramps of the Houston/Eighty-Four exit of Interstate 79 will be closed for several days next month so that paving work can be completed there. The northbound Exit 43 off ramp to state Route 519 and the northbound on ramp to I-79 north will be closed between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Wednesday through Sept. 20. The following detours will be in place: Detour for Interstate 79 Northbound to state Route 519 Northbound or Southbound. Detour for state Route 519 Northbound or Southsound to Interstate 79 Northbound.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's what you need to know about what the state Department of Transportation has planned.
The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists that there will be changing traffic patterns on state Route 519 at its intersection with state Route 19 in North Strabane Monday through Sept. 15. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers when necessary, a PennDOT spokeswoman said in a release. These restrictions will be in place so that Route 519 beneath Route 19 and Route 19 southbound (at the approach to the structure on Route 19 over Route 519) can be paved and milled.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Here's what you need to know to get around this week.
Washington County's Acting Maintenance Manager, Adam Smith, announced the state Department of Transportation's tentative work plan for this week. All maintenance activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. Motorists should drive with caution throughout all work areas and be alert for signed work zones requiring the usage of headlights. And remember: PennDOT has a 24-hour toll-free number for residents to call to report any road maintenance concerns.This number can also be utilized to report locations of dead deer on state highways. The number is 1-800-FIX ROAD (or 1-800-349-7623). Editor's Note: What local roads do you wish PennDOT would fix? Tell us in the comments section below.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Crews will work on 4-mile section from Washington County line to the Kirwan Heights exit.
Crews this weekend will begin working on a 4-mile section of Interstate 79 from the Washington County line to the Kirwan Heights exit. The state Department of Transportation said the $2.6 million project will upgrade signs and guardrails, patch parts of the concrete roadway and repair three overpass bridges that cross the interstate in that area. Construction crews will begin work Friday at 7 p.m. when northbound traffic is reduced to one lane. Southbound traffic will be funneled into a single lane at 9 p.m. PennDOT expects the restrictions to remain in effect until 11 a.m. Sunday. PennDOT said overnight and weekend restrictions will continue through November. Meanwhile, long-term single lane closures in which one of three lanes are closed…
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Here's an update on all the major construction projects in northern Washington County.
Here's a rundown from the state Department of Transportation on what's happening with various projects happening now in northern Washington County: Interstate 70 over state Route 519—This project is for the reconstruction of a new diamond interchange in Eighty Four. It consists of relocating Lively Road and Donley Road to accommodate new on and off ramps. Work includes temporary road widening that will occur 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. The project will tentatively be completed in June 2013. The contractor on this $26.4 million project is Golden Triangle. Update: There is a lane shift in place with no truck traffic in right lanes through the work zone. The shoulder is closed in both directions. Interstate 79 Southpointe …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Here are three state Department of Transportation projects in northern Washington County that you need to know about.
Orange Barrel season has begun in northern Washington County. Here is an update on a few local road projects being undertaken by the state Department of Transportation—with the nitty-gritty on the scope, cost and traffic restrictions associated with the work. 1. Interstate 70 over state Route 519 – This $26.4 million project will reconstruct a new diamond interchange in Eighty Four and will relocate Lively Road and Donley Road to accommodate new on and off ramps. Work includes temporary road widening, which will occur from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. The restrictions are expected to be in place for the next seven weeks. The project is expected to be complete in June 2013. 2. State Route 19 Bridge over state Rout 519 — This $3…
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Motorists are asked to drive safely through work zones.
Washington County Maintenance Manager Jeff Breen announced a slew of tentative state Department of Transportation work projects planned for this week. He asked in a release that motorists drive carefully through work zones and stay alert for those requiring headlight use, adding that all maintenance activities are weather dependent. Here is what is planned countywide this week: Breen also reminded residents that PennDOT has a 24-hour toll-free number for report road-maintenance concerns. This number — 1-800-FIX ROAD (or 1-800-349-7623) — can also be used to report locations of dead deer on state highways.