Major improvement project begins on Parkway North


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Gage Goulding, News Editor

PITTSBURGH — A major multi-million dollar improvement project is now underway in Pittsburgh.

PennDOT released in a statement that crews are conducting shoulder improvement work on the I-279 Parkway North.

Officials say that a single-lane and shoulder restrictions will occur as needed throughout the stretch of road in Ohio and Ross Townships and the City of Pittsburgh.

Crews say the restrictions will occur in the Northbound (outbound) lanes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.

Southbound (inbound) lane restrictions will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

The project is part of the $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project. Work to be done in the project includes:

  • Concrete patching and overlay
  • Preservation of 30 bridges
  • Preservation of 49 overhead sign structures
  • Repairs to 29 walls
  • ramp repairs
  • Lighting improvements
  • HOV repais
  • Sign upgrades
  • Guide rail and drainage improvements
  • Anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange

Officials say that road crews from Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving with conduct the work through the stretch of Parkway.