PENNDOT ANNOUNCES CUSTOMER HOTLINE FOR I-376 PARKWAY WEST IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a telephone hotline to field phone calls regarding the current I-376 Parkway West improvement project.
The Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) will be fielding customer comments and questions through the multiple phases of construction. Customers can contact ACTA by calling 412-533-4602 or 412-533-4601. ACTA representatives can also reached by e-mail at email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The $72.83 million Parkway West improvement project includes milling and resurfacing I-376 between I-79 and the Fort Pitt Tunnel. Additionally, bridge preservation and rehabilitation work, drainage improvements, guiderail upgrades, signing and pavement marking, concrete median barrier replacement and sign structure rehabilitation will be conducted.
CARNEGIE ON-RAMP TO WESTBOUND I-376 PARKWAY WEST LONG-TERM CLOSURE BEGINS FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29
A long-term closure of the Carnegie on-ramp to westbound I-376 (Parkway West) in Scott Township, Allegheny County will begin Friday morning, Aug. 29.
The ramp, which provides access to westbound I-376 from the Chestnut Street and Academy Street intersection in Carnegie Borough, will close to traffic at approximately 5 a.m. on Friday morning. All other ramps at the Carnegie (Exit 65) interchange will remain open at this time.
“With the elimination of the dedicated lane entering the Parkway West from this ramp, the merge proved to be a difficult challenge to motorists considering the heavy volume of traffic,” said District Executive Dan Cessna. “With safety as the Department’s highest priority, we decided to close the ramp.”
To allow the closure to occur, detour signs will be installed beginning at 6 p.m. tonight. Crews will close the ramp to traffic at approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning.
- Follow Chestnut Street (Route 3056) in Carnegie Borough west to Mansfield Boulevard (Route 3048)
- Turn left onto Mansfield Boulevard
- Mansfield Boulevard becomes West Main Street
- Turn left onto the northbound I-79 ramp
- Follow I-79 north to the I-376 interchange
- Take the I-376 West/Airport (Exit 59-B) ramp to westbound Parkway West
- End detour
The ramp closure is being coordinated with PennDOT’s I-79 Bridgeville to Crafton resurfacing project. The West Main Street on-ramp to northbound I-79 is being paved tonight.
ROUTE 51 WEST CARSON STREET VIADUCT DETOUR SATURDAY AUG. 3 – LATE AUGUST 2015
The project includes replacing a structurally deficient viaduct that supports a portion of Route 51 between the West End Circle and Stanhope Street in the City of Pittsburgh. Additional construction activities include wall and sidewalk rehabilitation, roadway reconstruction, drainage upgrades, signal improvements and extensive utility relocations. Overall work will conclude in late summer 2015.
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, northbound (outbound) Route 51 will be closed to traffic around-the-clock from the West End Bridge to Stanhope Street through late August of 2015. Southbound (inbound) Route 51 will remain a single lane through the corridor.
Overnight and weekend southbound closures will be implemented as needed through the life of the project.
Northbound traffic will be detoured at the West End Bridge. Signs will be posted to guide motorists.
NORTHBOUND DETOUR ROUTE
• From the West End Circle, take the West End Bridge northbound
• Turn left onto northbound Route 65
• Turn left onto the McKees Rocks Bridge
• Follow the McKees Rocks Bridge back to Route 51
• End detour
Southbound (inbound) motorists can use the detour in the opposite direction as an alternative route.
SOUTHBOUND ALTERNATE ROUTE
• From southbound Route 51, turn left across the McKees Rocks Bridge
• Turn right onto southbound Route 65
• Turn right onto the West End Bridge
• Follow the West End Bridge back to Route 51
• End alternative route
Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.