• Heavy Delays Expected Along I-79 This Weekend

    PITTSBURGH,None - Construction along Interstate 79, as well as complete closure of Route 65 northbound, is planned for the weekend.

    Drivers detouring along I-79 to avoid the closure of Route 65 should allow extra time and expect extreme delays through Neville Island and Coraopolis.

    Below is a complete list of weekend construction restrictions:

    Parkway East (I-376)

    Crews will be replacing pavement transitions at several bridge locations between the Birmingham Bridge and the Bates Street/Oakland Interchange. The outbound off-ramp to Forbes Avenue will be closed. Work will occur from 7 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Sunday. Various single lane restrictions will be in place in and outbound during off-peak hours. Two lanes will be open during peak travel times.

    Intermittent, short-term lane closures on the westbound Parkway East/Central (I-376) will occur as needed from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday between the Squirrel Hill/Homestead Interchange and Boulevard of the Allies off-ramp for overhead sign inspections.


    Single lane traffic will occur on southbound I-79 in the area under the northbound off-ramp to Route 19 in Marshall Township from 7 a.m. on Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday.

    Traffic in both directions on I-79 will be reduced to a single lane from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday between the Neville Island Bridge and the Crafton/Route 60 interchange. The southbound on-ramp from Route 51 will be closed. Crews will be milling and paving on southbound I-79 and concrete patching on northbound I-79.

    Route 65

    Northbound Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) in Glenfield Borough will be closed 6 a.m. Saturday through approximately 3 p.m. Monday to remove debris from a slide that occurred this week between I-79 and Red Gate Road. Traffic will be detoured using I-79 to Route 51 to the Sewickley Bridge. Southbound Route 65 will remain open.

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