I-79 resurfacing to start in Robinson, Wexford areas
Traffic restrictions connected to two major Interstate 79 resurfacing projects are set to begin this week, likely causing congestion on portions of one of the region's busiest highways.
A $2.84 million resurfacing on the interstate in Collier, Scott and Robinson will begin on Thursday and won't finish until September. The 4.8-mile stretch will force lane restrictions overnight on a daily basis between the Bridgeville interchange and Campbells Run Road overpass in Robinson, PennDOT said.
Restrictions will be as follows:
• Traffic reduced to a single lane in each direction from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Fridays.
• Traffic reduced to two lanes in each direction from 7 to 9 p.m. and 5 to 6 a.m. Monday through Fridays.
• Traffic reduced to a single lane in each direction from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• Traffic reduced to two lanes in each direction from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
A second portion of I-79 work from the Wexford exit to the Butler County line is scheduled to begin on Aug. 4, but shoulder closures will occur 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday in Marshall as crews assess work locations.
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions during construction on that stretch from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. On the northbound side, traffic will be reduced to a single lane from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. overnight Fridays and from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. overnight Saturdays. Southbound lane restrictions will occur 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. overnight Fridays and 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturdays.
Bobby Kerlik is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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