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HOV lanes closing for a time Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Ross Township

PITTSBURGH — PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the I-279 and I-579 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in Ross Township and the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur on Tuesday, December 21 weather permitting.

All of the HOV lanes will close to traffic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday as PennDOT crews conduct work on the CCTV cameras along I-279 and I-579.

The HOV lanes are used to reduce congestion along Interstate 279 (Parkway North) by promoting ridesharing via carpooling, van pooling, or public transportation. With the exception of motorcycles, all vehicles using the HOV lanes must have at least two people in them from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also, trucks are not permitted on the HOV.

You can always check the latest traffic conditions on our WPXI Traffic page before you head out the door.