Saturday, March 23, 2013
PennDOT announces overhead utility work that will involve traffic stops in both directions.
Motorists traveling Interstate 79 through Franklin Park over the weekend should be prepared to stop on Sunday if necessary. PennDOT has announced that traffic in both directions on I-79 will be stopped intermittently on Sunday morning, March 24, while crews perform overhead utility work. The brief stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the area just south of the Route 910/Wexford Bayne Road (Exit 73) interchange. PennDOT is not involved in the work. Crews under contract with Consolidated Communications, Inc. will be performing the cable work across I-79. Additional slow traffic may also occur on I-79. Overall work is expected to conclude by 11 a.m. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Traffic alert! How and when the road work will after you.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The crashes occurred near the Wexford exit, according to WTAE.
Two vehicle accidents were reported shortly after noon today involving several vehicles on Interstate 79, according to Pittsburgh news station WTAE. The crashes occurred in the southbound lanes, near the Wexford exit, and were caused by a sport utility vehicle towing a trailer, WTAE reports. Police reported no injuries.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The project is expected to wrap up by summer.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Changing traffic patterns will be in place when the project starts up in March.
As PennDOT’s plans to add new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 get under way, some of the construction will affect motorists. New traffic patterns will be in place on Route 228 east and west and on Route 19 south and Freedom Road in Cranberry soon to facilitate night work. The traffic pattern changes begin Monday, March 11 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. and will continue Monday through Friday for two weeks until the work is complete. Start times for the night work may be adjusted depending on traffic volumes. Construction may start as early as 8 p.m. after March 11, a statement from PennDOT said. Traffic will return to normal patterns during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. The night work …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The project is expected to wrap up by summer.
Commuters on Warrendale Bayne Road might want to allow themselves some extra time starting at 9 a.m. Monday. PennDOT is resuming work on a $3.7 million project to improve Warrendale Bayne Road in Marshall Township, near the Cranberry border, as long as the weather permits. During the project, traffic on Warrendale Bayne Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between the northbound I-79 (Exit 75) off-ramp and Harmony Road. These restrictions will remain in place around-the-clock through mid-August. The project, which began in August 2012, will create significant improvements for the traveling public on Warrendale Bayne Road between Route 19 and Brush Creek Road, a statement from PennDOT said. Work includes reconstructing…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Short-term single-lane closures and traffic shifts will occur during daytime hours.
Expect short-term delays on Interstate 79 for overhead sign safety inspections starting Monday, PennDOT District 11 announced. The delays will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, in various locations along the entire I-79 corridor in Allegheny County—between Exit 73 Wexford and Exit 48 Southpointe. The intermittent, short-term single-lane closures and traffic shifts will occur as crews inspect signs. Motorists should use caution, allow extra time and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. __________________________ Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Interstate 79 was covered in snow, despite the snow plows' efforts to keep it clear.
Accidents were commonplace on Interstate 79 Wednesday as a winter storm covered the area in snow and sleet. These photos were taken of the southbound lanes of I-79 near mile marker 62, about 2 miles north of the Route 60 exit. The photographer is Christoper Cook, son of Patch Editor Richard Cook. Do you have photos of the winter weather? Upload them here. Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fidelity Bank in Ross Township robbed.
Following a chase and crash late Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 79, police arrested two men who are suspected in a bank robbery in Ross Township. Police chased the suspects through Ross Township and into Franklin Park, where their vehicle crashed on I-79 near the Mingo Road overpass. The suspects ran from the crash scene, but police arrested them a short time later. One was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. State police and officers from Ross, Ohio Twp., Evans City, Cranberry and Franklin Park are now combing the woods, looking for weapons they believe the suspects threw into the brush, KDKA-TV reports. Evans City Police said investigators called the station's K-9 officer, Sgt. Don Myers, to the scene with his dog. Ross …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Two lanes will remain open on interstate in each direction.
Work to improve bridges on I-79 in the area between the Cranberry (Exit 78) and Wexford interchanges (Exit 73) will occur Tuesday through Friday, weather permitting, PennDOT District 11 announced. As crews install delineators on I-79, intermittent single-lane closures will occur as needed in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Two lanes will remain open on I-79 in each direction at all times. Work will also occur to replace lighting under the bridge that carries I-79 over Warrendale-Bayne Road. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction on Warrendale-Bayne Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This work completes a $10 million project to improve the I-79 bridges over Warrendale-Bayne Road and Mingo Road and the …