Southbound I-579 Overnight Lane Restrictions Next Week in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing overnight lane restrictions on the I-579 “Cap” Urban Connector
project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue next week,
Monday through Thursday nights, August 3-6 weather permitting.

restrictions will occur on southbound I-579 between the Webster Avenue and
Bedford Avenue bridges from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.  No restrictions will occur on northbound
I-579. Crews will continue conduit and lighting installation work.

Additionally, ramp
closures may occur next week. Details will be provided prior to any closures.

The $29.34 million
project, sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh and the Sports and Exhibition
Authority, consists of the construction of a structure spanning I-579 to link
downtown Pittsburgh and the Hill District. In part, the Cap project will create
a new three-acre greenspace which will include pedestrian pathways, bicycle
routes, rain gardens for stormwater management, and design elements from
neighborhood artists. Additional construction activities include retrofitting
existing retaining walls and bridges to accommodate the new structure, roadway
reconstruction, drainage improvements, traffic signals, highway lighting, ITS,
and landscaping. For additional details on the project including information on
sustainability, funding, and public input please visit and select I-579 CAP
from the navigation bar.

The Joseph B. Fay
Company is the prime contractor.

Work on this project
will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of
Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will
include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and
job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant

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

Motorists can check
conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter
conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting
511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay
warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, 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 by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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