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Regional road work will impact commutes

Tony LaRussa
| Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 6:45 a.m.

Following are some of the road construction projects in Western Pennsylvania that will affect traffic:

Westbound I-376

Restrictions will occur between Business Loop 376 West/Moon (Exit 57) and the Airport/East PA Turnpike 576 (Exit 53) interchanges in Findlay Township from 10 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday for barrier, sign and pavement marking work.

I-376 Beaver County

Traffic stoppages of 10 minutes or less in both directions of the Beaver Valley Expressway in Brighton Township between Brighton (Exit 36) interchange and the Dutch Ridge Road (Route 4020) overpass from 9 p.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday for traffic counter installation.

Inbound Liberty Tunnel

The northbound Liberty Tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, for concrete repairs and installation of electrical conduit and fire suppression pipe.

The outbound Liberty Tunnel will not be affected and the McArdle roadway will remain open in both directions.

The tunnel will close after the start of the Steeler game Thursday. The tunnel will remain open the evening of Nov. 17 for the Light Up Night celebration in Downtown.

All inbound traffic will be detoured at the south portal of the Liberty Tunnel, where a detour will be posted.

Liberty Bridge

A lane restriction will occur at the signal where the inbound Boulevard of the Allies and the outbound Crosstown Boulevard ramps meet to access the outbound Liberty Bridge. The restriction will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Nov. 18 for barrier work. The ramps will remain open during construction.

PJ McArdle Roadway

A single-lane restriction also will occur on the PJ McArdle Roadway between Arlington Avenue and the Liberty Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday to Nov. 18 for excavation and guiderail installation. Motorists will be able to make all traffic movements from the single-lane.

Southbound I-279

Ramps leading to southbound I-279 will be closed 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday for concrete repairs and sealing.

The following ramps are scheduled to be closed:

• Monday: McKnight Road on-ramp to southbound I-279; Bellevue/Westview (Exit 7) off-ramp from southbound I-279

• Tuesday: McKnight Road on-ramp to southbound I-279; Bellevue/Westview on-ramp to southbound I-279

• Wednesday: Perrysville Avenue (Exit 5) off-ramp from southbound I-279

Detours will be posted.

Babcock Boulevard

Single-lane alternating traffic will occur from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Dec. 8, along Babcock between Valencia Road (Route 4076) and Bakerstown Road (Route 4068) in Pine Township for sewer installation. Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.

I-79, Neville Township

Single-lane restrictions in each direction of I-79 in Neville will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Nov. 17 for inspection of the Neville Island Bridge.

The restrictions will be between the northbound on-ramp from Neville Island and the off-ramp to Route 65 at the Neville Island Bridge.

Stotler Road, Penn Hills

Single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect along Stotler Road in Penn Hills from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Dec. 15 for pipe replacement. Flaggers will direct traffic through the construction route.

A single-lane restriction, controlled by stop signs, will occur during non-work hours.

Suffolk Street, Pittsburgh

Single-lane restrictions will occur in each direction of Suffolk Street in Fineview under I-279 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Nov. 24 for bridge cleaning.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368, tlarussa@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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