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Northbound I-79 Local Lane Traffic Stoppages Begin Thursday in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing short-term traffic stoppages on the northbound I-79 local lane at the traffic crossover in Aleppo Township, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday, August 4 weather permitting.

Short-term traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur intermittently on the local lane of northbound I-79, just north of the Neville Island Bridge weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday, August 11.  The stoppages are needed for the delivery of material.

Additionally, a single-lane restriction will occur on northbound I-79 at the bridge over I-279 during the same time frame.

The work is part of the $26.49 million I-79 improvement project. Improvements include four bridge deck replacements, one bridge preservation, milling and resurfacing, preservation work on seven sign structures, installation of five new ITS signs, guide rail improvements, signage updates, and pavement marking installation. Crossovers will occur on I-79 in 2022 and 2023 for bridge deck replacement work.

The prime contractor is the Joseph B. Fay Company. Work on this project will be coordinated with other projects in the area.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for the I-79 Neville Island Bridge rehabilitation including traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – I-79” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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 1,000 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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