Restrictions on the in a single day lane of I-579 northbound will proceed in Pittsburgh subsequent week


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 announces lane restrictions for the I-579 “Cap” urban connector project in the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Single lane and shoulder restrictions will occur on I-579 north between the Bedford Avenue and Webster Avenue bridges from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every evening. There are no restrictions on I-579 going south. Friday evening March 12th will be used as makeup night if the work is not completed. The crews will continue with the wiring and lighting installation work.

The $ 29.34 million project, sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh and the Sports and Exhibitions Authority, consists of building a structure over I-579 that connects downtown Pittsburgh to the Hill District. In part, the Cap project will create a new three-hectare green space that includes pedestrian paths, bicycle routes, rain gardens for rainwater management and design elements by artists from the neighborhood. Additional construction activities include retrofitting existing retaining walls and bridges to accommodate the new structure, rebuilding roads, improving drainage, traffic signals, highway lighting, ITS and landscaping. For more information on the project, including information on sustainability, funding and public contributions, please visit Select I-579 CAP from the navigation bar.

The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.

To keep motorists informed of the progress of work, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for traffic information and construction updates for I-579 Crosstown Boulevard. Sign up by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – I-579 Cap Project” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions for more than 40,000 road miles, including color-coded winter conditions for 2,900 miles, at 511PA is free and available 24/7. It offers warnings of traffic delays, weather forecasts, information on traffic speed and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices by calling 5-1-1 or following regional Twitter notifications available on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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