Friday, December 9, 2011
The crash caused heavy delays Friday morning on I-79.
Two people were seriously injured after their sport-utility vehicle crashed Friday morning on Interstate 79 in South Fayette Township. The vehicle was traveling in the northbound lanes near the Bridgeville exit around 6:30 a.m. when it swerved from the right lane and crashed into a tractor-trailer in the other lane, state police Trooper Robin Mungo said. The car appeared to roll over in the crash. The driver and passenger of the SUV were taken to an area hospital, where they are in serious condition, Mungo said. The crashed caused heavy delays in the northbound lanes of I-79 that stretched all the way to the Washington County line. This article originally appeared on Chartiers Valley Patch. Did you get stuck in the I-79 traffic? Tell us in…
Friday, November 4, 2011
Restrictions scheduled through Nov. 11.
Friday, November 4, 2011
PennDOT District 11 is announcing short-term lane closures on I-79 in Bridgeville Borough and Collier and South Fayette townships. Single lane traffic will occur in both directions from Washington County to half a mile north of the Bridgeville interchange (Exit 54) according to the following schedule: Friday, Nov. 4: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5: 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday Monday-Thursday, Nov. 7-10: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No restrictions will occur during the peak periods weekdays between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m to 7 p.m. The $2.6 million project includes repairs on three bridges, overlays, joint sealing, concrete roadway patching, sign and …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Crews will close one lane in each direction near the Bridgeville exit.
Traffic problems on Interstate 79 are expected to continue this weekend as crews continue to work near the Bridgeville exit. Crews will be working around the clock fixing seal joints and working on bridge decks from 7 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Sunday. Work will continue during the week each night from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. The lane closures have caused traffic backups and forced many people off the main interstate in search of alternate routes. Meanwhile, the northbound onramp at Bridgeville from Millers Run Road will be closed until mid-November. One of those alternate roads, Route 50, will also be under construction with single-lane restrictions from Bridgeville to Carnegie. Crews will be doing concrete patching, rebuilding intersection …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Crews will be doing weekend work on both major roadways.
PennDOT is urging motorists to be patient this weekend as construction continues on Route 50 and Interstate 79. Workers will be on Route 50 from Bower Hill Road in Bridgeville all the way to Boden Avenue in Carnegie patching concrete, rebuilding inlets and replacing curbs. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions while work is done from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Meanwhile, work will continue on Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville exit. Only one lane of traffic will be open in both directions from the Washington County line to Bridgeville from 7 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Sunday. “Motorists should expect significant delays,” PennDOT said in a news release. Also, the ramp to northbound I-79 from eastbound Millers …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Motorists should expect heavy delays near the Bridgeville exit.
Here we go again. Work will continue this weekend on Interstate 79 between the Washington County line and Bridgeville exit. Single-lane restrictions begin at 7 p.m. Friday and will continue until 11 a.m. Sunday. The restrictions over the past two weekends have caused extensive delays on the interstate and secondary roads. The state Department of Transportation is urging people to find alternate routes to avoid the construction. Meanwhile, the work on that 3.7-mile stretch of interstate will continue weeknights from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. PennDOT said the $2.6 million project will upgrade signs and guardrails, patch parts of the concrete roadway and repair three overpass bridges that cross the interstate in that area. Construction crews will …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Two cars collided near the Southpointe exit on Interstate 79.
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- Mike Jones
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Two people died and another two were seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a two-car crash on Interstate 79 in South Fayette Township. State police said a car traveling north near the interstate rest area crossed the grassy median and crashed into a southbound vehicle at about 1 p.m. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victims as Katherine Wright, 66, of Rivesville, W.V., and Elizabeth Gilbert, 21, Prosperity, Pa. The man driving the Toyota was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh with what state police considered were life-threatening injuries. A female passenger in the Pontiac was taken to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries, police said. The crash snarled southbound traffic for hours–traffic was…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Here are some of today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: I-79 Roadwork Causing Traffic Woes Peters School Board Names Director of Human Resources CNN Hero Betty Makoni Comes to Dormont With 'Tapestries of Hope' Fundraiser WATCH: Take One Loose Moose and Add Mikey and Big Bob
Monday, September 19, 2011
Weekend work diverting more cars onto secondary roads.
Lane restrictions on Interstate 79 appear to be causing traffic headaches on secondary roads being used as unofficial detours. Washington Pike in South Fayette was bumper-to-bumper for miles Saturday as traffic appeared to be trying to bypass the nearly 4-mile construction zone on I-79 that extends from the Washington County line to Bridgeville exit. Meanwhile, more traffic clogged Route 50 near Chartiers Valley Shopping Center as construction continues on that stretch of roadway. PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said motorists are encouraged to leave the interstate if they can find different routes to their destinations. Cars were also bumper-to-bumper along the interstate construction zone, especially near the Bridgeville exit. “If people …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Multiple fire departments called to scene of brush fire just before 9 p.m. Thursday.
Fire trucks and police vehicles blocked off Chartiers Street in Bridgeville near Rite Aid on Thursday night as firefighters put out a brush fire. According to Allegheny County 911, the brush fire broke out just before 9 p.m. The smoke could be seen from Interstate 79. No one was injured. It is unclear how long emergency officials will need to keep Chartiers Street closed. Chartiers Street is the main road Upper St. Clair residents use to get to Interstate 79. It intersects with Route 50.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Developer hopes to turn the area into a Main Street-style business district just off the Bridgeville exit of Interstate 79.
Newbury Market, the sprawling commercial and housing development that is being built off Route 50 in South Fayette, announced two anchor tenants for its business district. The developer, of EQA Landmark Communities, announced a Giant Eagle grocery store and Courtyard by Marriott hotel will open in the reclaimed brownfield site in 2013. There are also plans for an office building and apartment complex in the area, the developer said. More than 50 homes have been built in the lots overlooking the site, with plans for at least 150 more. The developer hopes to turn the area into a Main Street-style business district just off the Bridgeville exit of Interstate 79. “Newbury Market’s Main Street will serve as the new center of retail and …