Work begins on I-79, Stoops Ferry Road

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 6:00 AM

PennDOT has announced work on two area roads that could impact motorists.

Lane restrictions on I-79 in Neville and Robinson townships begin today, weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions in both directions on I-79 between the Neville Island Bridge and the Crafton/Moon Run (Exit 60) interchange will occur according to the following schedule:

• July 13 and 14 – 5 a.m. Saturday continuously through 8 p.m. Sunday

• July 15 through Aug. 16 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only

Crews from Bronder Technical Services will conduct construction work for an overhead sign structure.

A traffic shift on the Route 51 (Stoops Ferry Road) bridge in Moon Township will begin Monday, weather permitting.

Crews will shift traffic to one side of the bridge for pavement marking installation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily through July 20 in preparation for an approximately one-month traffic shift while the contractor reconstructs the adjacent roadway.

The work is part of the $3.54 million bridge replacement project which also includes bridge widening with a new left turn lane, a new traffic signal, curb and sidewalk improvements, concrete reconstruction, and roadway resurfacing.

The bridge replacement will use accelerated bridge replacement techniques which will require a 12-day closure with a traffic detour, which is anticipated to occur in late summer or early fall. The roadway and intersection work will utilize long-term phased construction maintaining two lanes of traffic, off-peak lane restrictions and three weekends of single-lane restrictions.

The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor. The overall project is anticipated to be completed in late October.