Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The channel complements PennDOT's social media outreach on Facebook and Twitter.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has started a YouTube channel—www.youtube.com/PennsylvaniaDOT—to expand its public outreach on safety and education initiatives as well as department operations. "Our YouTube channel is our next step in communicating with our customers in more personal, interactive ways," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a news release. "The channel is a great way to provide important information to a universal audience. I encourage people to share these resources with their family and friends or anyone who can benefit from the information." So far, the new PennDOT YouTube channel includes: In the future, the department plans to add videos featuring department maintenance operations as well as highway …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Drivers should expect delays and allow extra time.
Work to improve Washington Road (Route 19/3069) in Mt. Lebanon will continue this weekend, May 3-6, weather permitting. Single-lane closures will occur from 6 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday on Washington Road between Connor/Gilkeson (Route 3038) roads and Cochran Road. One lane will remain open in each direction. Single-lane closures will occur northbound on Washington Road from Cochran Road to Alfred Street from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. Crews will be conducting concrete base repairs. Motorists are advised to use caution and be aware of changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Expect delays and allow extra time. The $5.56 million project includes milling and resurfacing, guiderail, minor drainage, curbs, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The project will affect a large portion of Washington Road, as well as parts of Gilkeson and Connor roads.
PennDOT and Lindy Paving of New Castle will begin a paving project today, Monday, that could affect traffic on Washington Road (Route 19). The $5.56 million project includes milling and resurfacing, guiderail, minor drainage, curbs, pavement markings, signing, traffic signals, median removal, ADA ramps and other improvements on 2.55 miles of Washington Road from the intersection of Conner/Gilkeson (Route 3038) roads to Alfred Street. Work and improvements will also occur on Gilkeson and Connor roads in the area of the Washington Road intersection. Overall work will conclude in early 2014. Work and traffic restrictions will begin on Monday, April 22. Restrictions requiring lane closures and single lane traffic will occur according to the …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road in Dormont until next week.
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road until next week. The work was scheduled to begin Thursday morning and continue through Monday, but rain showers in the Pittsburgh area pushed construction back a few days. Construction is now expected to begin Monday and continue until Wednesday night. Crews plan to install crosswalk markings at various intersections and pave Helen Street at the intersection with Banksville Road. The northbound lanes of Banksville Road will be restricted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The southbound lanes will be under construction from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the three days of work. PennDOT is asking motorists to be aware of changing traffic patterns during their commutes. The construction is part of a…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Drivers traveling through Mt. Lebanon should expect delays.
Short-term lane closures on Cochran Road in Mt. Lebanon will occur on Wednesday, April 3, weather permitting, according to PennDOT. Restrictions will occur as needed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday between Beverly Road and Washington Road. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect possible delays. Crews will be performing drilling operations needed as part of a future improvement project on Cochran Road. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
About 45,000 vehicles use the Liberty Tunnel on an average day, according to PennDOT.
The Liberty Tunnel will be closed in both directions nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday starting the night of April 2 and running through November 2013. Outbound closures will begin about two hours later on nights of Pittsburgh Penguins home games. The closures are part of the $18.8 million fourth phase of work to improve the tunnel. The project includes repair of structural concrete, updating and repair of electrical, lighting and safety systems, refurbishing of the portal buildings and other improvements. The prime contractor is the Swank Construction Company, LLC. Overall work will conclude this fall. Here will be the posted detours: Outbound detour: Alternate detour: Inbound detour: Commercial vehicle traffic should …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
This year’s PennDOT construction work will include $282 million worth of road and bridge improvement projects. The biggest projects are reconstruction of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels and Liberty Tubes. Find out if the roads you travel on will be fixed.
This year’s PennDOT construction work will include $282 million worth of road and bridge improvement projects that hit every corner of Allegheny County. About half of the money being spent on road projects in the county will be spent on bridge reconstruction. PennDOT District 11 Executive Dan Cessna said during a Friday morning press conference that the “most impactful” project in the Pittsburgh area will be reconstruction of the outbound lanes of the Squirrel Tunnels. That project is expected to cost close to $50 million and will include weekend closures beginning on March 22. There will also be various single-lane closures during nights to allow for work. “You’re going to see a ton of work this summer.” Construction also continues on the…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Secretary Barry Schoch spent Wednesday meeting with reporters at PennDOT’s District 11 headquarters in Collier Township to outline Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to uncap the state’s oil company franchise tax.
PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch has a blunt assessment about the state’s aging transportation infrastructure and the government’s new plan to upgrade it. “Every year we duck this issue and every year the bill becomes bigger,” Schoch said. “It doesn’t go away.” Schoch spent Wednesday afternoon meeting with reporters at PennDOT’s District 11 headquarters in Collier Township to outline Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to uncap the state’s oil company franchise tax, which would increase the price gasoline, but would bring in billions in new revenue. “There are a lot of questions of the cost about doing this,” Schoch said. “There’s also a cost if we don’t do anything.” The cap on tax at the wholesale level would be lifted over five years in unison with a…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Work is planned for tonight, Tuesday. Will it affect you?
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Tuesday, January 22
I consider myself pretty lucky to be both living and working in the Dormont-Brookline area—it means I don't spend much time fighting traffic. But when I worked in Penn Hills, the Liberty Tunnel and all its traffic were just about a daily occurrence for me. If I had a late school board meeting to cover, I could pretty much count on running into a delay because of maintenance work. PennDOT crews will be doing maintenance work in the northbound Liberty Tunnel tonight, Tuesday, starting at 8 p.m. Inbound single lane traffic will occur and motorists are advised to use caution, allow extra time and expect changing traffic patterns in the tunnel. For those of you who work late or make the tunnels part of your daily commute, how will the work …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Lane closures in the tunnels are due to cellular antenna and cable work, and will last throughout the month.
If you're heading back to Dormont and Brookline later tonight, you might run into delays at the Liberty Tunnel. Single-lane traffic will occur in the tunnel beginning tonight, Monday, Jan. 7. PennDOT crews will be performing cellular antenna and cable work. Restrictions will occur as needed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times, but PennDOT advises drivers to use caution, allow extra time for travel and expect changing traffic patterns in the tunnel. The schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday nights, Jan. 7-11 Monday through Friday nights, Jan. 14-18 Monday night, Jan 21 Tuesday night, Jan. 22 Outbound restrictions will be coordinated to begin later on nights when there are events downtown. …