Monday, September 10, 2012
TRAFFIC ALERT: There will be periodic lane closures in both directions of Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville exit this week.
There will be periodic lane closures in both directions of Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville exit on Monday and Tuesday. PennDOT announced the single-lane closures at varying times from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days while crews inspect the bridge near Exit 54. The bridge carries traffic over the Chartiers Creek between Bridgeville and South Fayette Township. PennDOT officials said the lane closures on both sides will not be done simultaneously so as to ease the traffic flow. However, PennDOT is urging motorists to use caution and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter!
Friday, December 9, 2011
The crash caused heavy delays Friday morning on I-79.
Two people were seriously injured after their sport-utility vehicle crashed Friday morning on Interstate 79 in South Fayette Township. The vehicle was traveling in the northbound lanes near the Bridgeville exit around 6:30 a.m. when it swerved from the right lane and crashed into a tractor-trailer in the other lane, state police Trooper Robin Mungo said. The car appeared to roll over in the crash. The driver and passenger of the SUV were taken to an area hospital, where they are in serious condition, Mungo said. The crashed caused heavy delays in the northbound lanes of I-79 that stretched all the way to the Washington County line. Monitor Chartiers Valley Patch for more details. Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
All long-term restrictions near Bridgeville will be lifted by 6 a.m. on Friday.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Say goodbye to those annoying orange cones on Interstate 79. Well, sorda... The long-term single lane closures currently in place on I-79 near the Bridgeville exit will be removed on Friday morning. All long-term restrictions will be lifted by 6 a.m. on Friday. The ramp from eastbound Route 50 to northbound I-79 will also reopen. In its place, short-term lane closures will remain in effect Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, and from 7 p.m. Friday and to 6 a.m. Saturday. There will be continued short-term lane closures during the week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Long-term restrictions have caused miles of traffic since September to allow crews to repair and resurface bridge decks at the interchange. PennDOT thanks motorists …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Northbound onramp at Bridgeville exit will be closed until mid-November.
PennDOT has closed one of the Bridgeville onramps leading to Interstate 79. The onramp leading to I-79 North from Route 50 closed Monday night and will remain that way until mid-November as crews work on the ramp's bridge connecting to the interstate. Only motorists traveling east on Route 50 from South Fayette toward Bridgeville will be affected by this closure. The northbound ramp on the other side of Route 50 next to Gillece will remain open. None of the exit ramps in that area will be affected. One lane on I-79 near the Bridgeville exit will also closed at all times while crews continue to do work in the area. PennDOT said the long-term restrictions are necessary as portions of the bridge decks will be milled and removed during the …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Crews will work on 4-mile section from Washington County line to the Kirwan Heights exit.
Crews this weekend will begin working on a 4-mile section of Interstate 79 from the Washington County line to the Kirwan Heights exit. The state Department of Transportation said the $2.6 million project will upgrade signs and guardrails, patch parts of the concrete roadway and repair three overpass bridges that cross the interstate in that area. Construction crews will begin work Friday at 7 p.m. when northbound traffic is reduced to one lane. Southbound traffic will be funneled into a single lane at 9 p.m. PennDOT expects the restrictions to remain in effect until 11 a.m. Sunday. PennDOT said overnight and weekend restrictions will continue through November. Meanwhile, long-term single lane closures in which one of three lanes are closed…