|Due to the cancellation of work last night, PennDOT District 11 is announcing activities to shift traffic on southbound I-79 in the area of the Warrendale-Bayne Road (Route 4052) interchange (Exit 75) have been moved to Friday night, Nov. 18.|
Work and single lane traffic restrictions will now occur in both directions from 7 p.m. on Friday to noon on Saturday. Crews will be shifting traffic from the left to the newly completed right side of the bridges over Warrendale-Bayne Road. Work to complete the shifts includes resetting barrier and line painting. Southbound restrictions will begin first followed by northbound restrictions after rush hour traffic subsides Friday evening.
The shifts are necessary to allow crews to continue expansion dam replacements and barrier/railings repairs. Once the shifts are completed, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on I-79 in the bridge area through early/mid-December when long-term restrictions are removed.
The $10 million 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 at this time. The overall project will be completed in fall 2011. The prime contractor for the project is Swank Associated Companies, Inc. of New Kensington PA.
PennDOT advises motorists to use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Log on to 511pa.com or call 511 to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.
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