Permanent closure of the I-79 Neville Island Bridge southbound this weekend


(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania )PennDOT District 11 announces the final southbound weekend closure on the I-79 Neville Island Bridge in the Borough of Glenfield and the townships of Robinson and Neville, Allegheny County, will be Friday evening, 23 September to Monday morning, September 26, weather permitting.

A complete closure of the southbound I-79 Neville Island Bridge will occur beginning approximately 9 p.m. Friday evening September 23 continuously until 5 a.m. Monday morning September 26 as crews complete repairs on the concrete bridge and pavement, bridge painting and steel repairs. .

To accommodate the work, all southbound traffic will be diverted. Beginning approximately 8 p.m. Friday evening, Pennsylvania State Police will begin a slow flow of southbound I-79 traffic at the Mount Nebo Interchange (Exit 68) and assist the contractor in reducing the roadway Single lane traffic between Mount Nebo and Emsworth/Sewickley exits. Around 9 p.m. Friday evening, another slow roll of southbound I-79 traffic will occur from the Mt. Nebo interchange. The police and the contractor will direct all traffic to the detour route.

Detour displayed

  • From southbound I-79, motorists will exit at the Route 65 Emsworth/Sewickley interchange (exit 66)
  • Turn left onto Glenfield Road
  • Glenfield Road becomes Kilbuck Street
  • Turn right on ramp to North 65 towards Sewickley
  • From Route 65 northbound, turn left over the Sewickley Bridge
  • Turn left onto Route 51 southbound (university boulevard) toward Coraopolis
  • From Route 51 southbound, take the 79 south on-ramp towards Washington
  • End detour

In addition, a single lane restriction will apply on Route 65 northbound at the Kilbuck Street on-ramp. This will allow for better traffic flow on the detour route.

Motorists on I-79 southbound may consider using I-279 (Parkway North) to I-376 (Parkway West) to avoid the detour.

Police will assist motorists at key intersections during rush hour. Motorists should expect delays.

Work on projects along the bypass route will not take place this weekend.

Additionally, a lane closure will occur on I-79 northbound over the Neville Island Bridge during weekend construction. The northbound lane restriction will be lifted by 6 a.m. Monday.

The $43 million I-79 Neville Island Bridge rehabilitation project includes repairs to structural steel, painting of the entire structure, replacement of bearing and deck joints, repair and overlays of bridge, bridge barrier repair, substructure concrete work and drainage improvements. The project also includes reconstruction of the concrete pavement, replacement of the guide rails and preservation work on four signal structures. Additionally, preservation work will take place on the I-79 bridge over Deer Run Road, north of the Neville Island Bridge. Motorists will see ramp closures and single lane and shoulder closures in each direction on I-79 during off-peak hours of the day and night. Four southbound weekend closures will occur in 2022.

The Trumbull Corporation is the prime contractor.

To help keep motorists informed of progress, PennDOT has created an email list for the I-79 Neville Island Bridge Rehabilitation, including traffic advisories and construction updates. . Sign up by sending email addresses to [email protected] Please write “Subscribe – I-79” in the subject line.

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