Simply Put: Avoid I-79 on Friday Night and Saturday

Significant delays predicted by PennDOT for area between Wexford and Cranberry exits.

When PennDOT warns you of significant delays on I-79 between the Wexford and Cranberry exits and suggests taking another route, you know it’s going to be bad.

From 7 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday, the six-lane highway will be limited to a single lane in both directions, according to PennDOT District 11. Southbound restrictions will begin first on Friday evening.  

Weather permitting, crews will be milling, paving and line painting.

The same restrictions will occur next weekend, Nov. 4-5.

The work is part of a $10 million project that is scheduled to be completed this fall. The prime contractor for the project is Swank Construction Co. LLC of New Kensington.

The project includes deck replacements, latex overlays, expansion dam replacements, substructure repairs, bituminous paving, drainage and guide rail upgrades, pavement markings, culvert cleaning and stream restoration, and other improvements on several I-79 bridges.

All ramps and exits will remain open.

To sign up for PennDOT’s I-79 email notification list for traffic and construction advisories in Allegheny County, send email addresses to jstruzzi@pa.gov and write “Subscribe – I-79” in the subject line.

Log on to 511pa.com or call 511 to check traffic conditions on major roads before traveling. 

Becky Brindle October 27, 2011 at 02:31 PM
That's a very appropriate article title!
Cindy Cusic Micco October 27, 2011 at 02:35 PM
Thanks, Becky. Traveling on I-79 around here is always an adventure!


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