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Northbound I-279 to be reduced to single lane

| Friday, March 6, 2009

Northbound Interstate 279 will be reduced to a single lane in northern Allegheny County tonight and Saturday as crews prepare for the next phase of work on the Parkway North, state Department of Transportation officials said.

The lane closures are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and last until 5 p.m. Saturday while crews construct access areas for construction vehicles, perform inspections and work on drainage inlets between Camp Horne Road and the Interstate 79 interchange, PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said.

The shoulders along the southbound lanes also will be closed.

PennDOT is preparing for the $17.9 million second phase of maintenance on the Parkway North between the Fort Duquesne Bridge and I-79, Struzzi said. Most work is scheduled at night and during off-peak hours.

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