Road work and line painting will affect several South Hills neighborhoods this weekend, including .
The orange cones will return on Banksville Road as construction continues this weekend, weather permitting. According to PennDOT, traffic will be brought down to a single lane between the Parkway West and Beverly/McFarland Road from Friday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. until Monday, Aug. 6 at 6 a.m. One lane will be open in each direction.
The passing and turn lanes will be shut down, and there may also be short-term closures of side roads as well.
The roadwork is part of a continuing project by PennDOT that will conclude sometime in December.
PennDOT crews also will be line painting on Route 19 between Potomac Avenue in Dormont and the Washington County line. Line painting will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m, weather permitting. PennDOT advised commuters to expect traffic to be backed up and slow moving.
PennDOT advises motorists:
- Keep a safe distance behind the painting truck. That is at least 250 ft or 13 car lengths between.
- Don’t pass the paint truck unless flagged on to do so by the painting crew or a flag person.
- If you get paint on your car spray it off immediately with a high power stream of water and some cleaning detergent.
- If the paint dries onto your car it can be removed with de-natured alcohol and a soft cloth.
- In most cases PennDOT is not responsible for paint damage to your car, so drive smart.