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Sign inspections planned for I-279 in Ross and Pittsburgh

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By Dona S. Dreeland
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 4:48 p.m.

PennDOT crews will inspect overhead signs on Interstate 279, also known as the Parkway North, and the high-occupancy-vehicle, or HOV, lanes in Ross Township and the city of Pittsburgh Thursday, weather permitting, PennDOT officials have announced.

Lane closures will occur as needed, according to the following schedule:

• I-279 northbound from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• I-279 southbound from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• I-279 off-ramp to the McKnight Road/Evergreen Road northbound) exit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• I-279 on-ramp from McKnight Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• HOV lanes between the Perrysville Exit and the Veterans Bridge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PennDOT officials urge motorists to use caution, allow extra time and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area.

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