Major Parkway West project begins Friday; Congestion and delays expected

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PITTSBURGH —

A major PennDOT project on the Parkway West began Friday and congestion and delays have begun

The onramp from Carnegie to the Parkway West was closed early Friday and will remain that way until December

The closure is part of a nearly $73 million project to alleviate congestion on that stretch of roadway

Earlier this week, crews narrowed the lanes in both directions between Carnegie and Rosslyn Farms

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PennDOT officials said the onramp closure is necessary for safety reasons. Drivers are urged to use Interstate 79 as an alternate route

The project also includes shoulder improvements, bridge repairs, paving and lane additions.