Friday, January 25, 2013
Check out our live, interactive traffic map before you leave your office or home.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:45 a.m. A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 79 Southbound near the Canonsburg exit that shut the roadway down to one lane has been cleared, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. "There are cars out there all over the place," a 911 supervisor confirmed. It was not immediately known if there were injuries in the crash. Check back with Patch for more details as they become available. Road conditions are deteriorating in other parts of the Pittsburgh area. Click on "view larger map" for an interactive look at how the roads are where you live. Then click on the blue camera icon to see live pictures from traffic cameras. Map Legend: If you (safely!) take photos from your vehicle of…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Three police officers from Collier Township and Bridgeville are being hailed as heroes for stopping a woman from leaping to her death off an Interstate 79 overpass.
Three police officers from Collier Township and Bridgeville are being hailed as heroes for stopping a woman from leaping to her death off an Interstate 79 overpass and possibly injuring unsuspecting motorists below. Sgt. Robert Ferrence and Officer Steve Oberle of Collier, and Officer Roger Itzel of Bridgeville were awarded a commendation by Collier Township officials Wednesday night for their efforts to save the woman and prevent others from being hurt. Collier police Chief Thomas Devin said the officers received a call on Oct. 24 of a woman sitting on the I-79 overpass along Prestley Road with her feet dangling over the edge. Oberle and Itzel blocked the road while Ferrence tried talking to the unidentified woman “to keep her busy” as …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Here's what to expect in the area on Wednesday night.
PennDOT District 12 is advising motorists of the ramp closures at Interstate 79 Exit 43 (Houston/Eighty Four) from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday. The northbound Exit 43 offramp to state Route 519 and the northbound on- ramp to I-79 north will be closed. The ramps will be closed in order to allow crews to perform a pavement overlay, the department said in a press release. Here is the detour info: Detour for I-79 northbound to state Route 519 northbound or southbound: Detour for state Route 519 northbound or southbound to I-79 northbound:
Friday, August 17, 2012
anning to get out of Upper St. Clair? Here's a list of potential traffic troubles.
Planning to drive anywhere around the city this weekend? Here are a few sticky spots that could stall your travels. PennDOT will perform this work weather permitting, and the schedule could change: Banksville Road: Work to improve Banksville Road (Route 19) between Beverly/McFarland Road and the Parkway West (I-376) in the City of Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon Township and Dormont Borough will occur from 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. I-579/Crosstown Boulevard/Liberty and Veterans Bridges: The ramp connecting the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) to northbound I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday, and the ramp from Bigelow Boulevard …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Dozens of police officers conducted one of the largest sobriety checkpoints in the South Hills on Wednesday night when they patrolled Route 50 in Bridgeville.
Dozens of police officers conducted one of the largest sobriety checkpoints in the South Hills on Wednesday night when they patrolled Route 50 in Bridgeville. The officers stopped 35 motorists on Washington Pike near Bridgeville Auto from 7:30 p.m. to shortly after 11 p.m. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said the DUI checkpoint netted one arrest for driving under the influence of drugs, while officers issues 13 citations, wrote 15 warnings for expired inspection or registration tags and towed five vehicles. Another person was arrested for driving with altered tags. King said the earlier time was to throw a “curveball” to motorists and make the public aware that officers are watching at all hours of the day. “The way we were thinking …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
PennDOT is getting ready to widen Washington Pike near Bursca Business Park and wants motorists to view proposals for the reconstruction project on the roadway.
PennDOT is getting ready to widen Washington Pike near the Bursca Business Park in South Fayette and wants motorists to view proposals for the reconstruction project on the road, which provides many Upper St. Clair residents with access to Interstate 79. The department is asking “interested parties” to come to the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department to view replacement proposals for the bridge over Coal Run on July 23. Anyone who might be impacted by the construction project is asked to come to the volunteer fire department at 3326 Fairview Drive from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The project will remove and replace the existing bridge with a new structure, widen the roadway to accommodate a left turn lane, improve the intersection at Bursca Drive and …
Friday, July 20, 2012
PennDOT recently renamed the Kirwan Heights interchange of Interstate 79 to “Collier Exit” and not everyone is happy about the change.
PennDOT recently renamed the Heidelberg/Kirwan Heights interchange of Interstate 79 to “Heidelberg/Collier Exit,” and not everyone is happy about the change. The exit regularly serves many Upper St. Clair residents and their visitors. Kirwan Heights fire Chief Mark Lewis blasted the decision, saying it could cause confusion during emergency calls near Exit 55 of I-79, while also erasing the village along Route 50 from the interstate map. “They’re taking away the history of this community and all the small communities around this area,” said Lewis, who also lives in the Kirwan Heights neighborhood of Collier Township. “With a rivet gun, they just wiped Kirwan Heights off the map.” PennDOT made alterations to the interstate exit signs this …
Friday, June 15, 2012
One person died Thursday night when a car crashed into a gasoline tanker near the Bridgeville rest stop.
A Washington County man died late Thursday night when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a gasoline tanker truck on Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville rest stop, an Allegheny County emergency dispatcher said. Bradford Carter, 40, of Eighty Four, died at the scene of the crash, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office. The crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday when the vehicle and tanker collided in the southbound lanes of I-79 in South Fayette. State police shut down the roadway and hazardous material crews were called to the scene for the possibility of leaking fuel. Police were detouring cars onto the Bridgeville exit to avoid the crash scene.
Friday, March 9, 2012
The stoppages will last for 15 minutes or less.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Traffic in both directions on Interstate 79 in South Fayette Township will be stopped intermittently on Saturday morning, March 10, weather permitting. Brief stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday in the area between Exit 54 (Bridgeville) and Exit 48 (Southpointe), according to PennDOT. Crews from Metropolitan Communications Group will be performing cable work above I-79. For more information on the work contact Metropolitan Communications Group at 610-696-6910. Motorists should use caution, slow down and expect to stop when traveling on I-79 through the area. You can keep an eye on traffic incidents and delays on the Patch Traffic page. Will these possible stoppages affect your Saturday morning …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Multiple accidents have been reported.
According to a Washington County 911 supervisor, multiple accidents have been reported on I-79, including a tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes near the Houston exit. If you can avoid I-79 north and south, it's best to take an alternate route, the supervisor said. Continue to check back with Patch for further updates. Click here for an update on area road conditions.