Traffic impacts through mid-June for work near I-279 at Route 28 |

Traffic impacts through mid-June for work near I-279 at Route 28

Tawnya Panizzi
Road work will impact Pittsburgh commuters who travel near East General Robinson Street and River Avenue.

Major traffic restrictions are expected to begin today for Pittsburgh commuters.

Reconstruction of East General Robinson Street near the northbound I-279 ramp to Route 28 is scheduled to kick-off, PennDOT announced.

Work is part of the $87.9 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project and will target the area near Anderson Street. It includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead signs, 29 wall repairs, lighting, ramp work and guide rail and drainage improvements. There also will be an anti-icing system installed on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange.

Crews will be in the area through Thursday to conduct prep work, including temporary paving and barrier installation.

Beginning Friday, traffic limitations along the busy artery will compound with two of three lanes closing through mid-June.

In addition, River Avenue will also be closed to traffic at the intersection with East General Robinson Street beginning at 6 a.m. today.

Suggested detours are posted from River Avenue to Madison and Progress avenues, then onto Chestnut Street and East Ohio Street, before turning left onto Cedar Avenue, right onto Stockton Avenue and back to Anderson.

Motorists can keep up to date with work progress through a PennDOT email that is specifically for the project. Enroll by emailing [email protected] and writing “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.

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Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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