Transportation


 Homeville Viaduct in West Mifflin begins a $10.1 million rehabilitation project in August.

Homeville span in West Mifflin to close for rehab

The bridge is expected to close Aug. 10 and remain shut through October 2016.

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Bloomfield Bridge closed to southbound traffic

The Bloomfield Bridge will be closed to southbound traffic for 23 days starting this morning, PennDOT announced.

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Water Works Road is set to close for months

Water Works Road in Sewickley was scheduled to close for several months starting this morning.

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Southbound side of Bloomfield Bridge to close Wednesday

The closure is scheduled for 6 a.m. and is set to last 23 days.

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 Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. arrives at the Capitol Building before the Senate convenes for a Sunday session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, July 26, 2015. On the agenda are efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and reviving the federal Export-Import Bank. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of Friday deadline

The move sets the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of an August recess amid the summer driving season.

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 An architectural rendering of a switchback ramp for bicyclists and pedestrians that will connect the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Monongahela Wharf.

Mon Wharf connector to aid bikers, pedestrians

A switchback ramp from the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Mon Wharf and a connector to Point State Park begin construction next spring.

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Inbound closures set nightly for Parkway West

Nightly closures of the inbound Parkway West are scheduled this week.

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Gas line work curbs Brodhead Road in Moon

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between McClafferty Lane and Beacon Hill Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays through Aug. 7.

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Liberty Tunnels work to curb overnight traffic

Maintenance will cause overnight lane closures in the Liberty Tunnels this week.

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Homewood Station to be closed during weekend

The station will close from 6 a.m. today until 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Overnight lane restrictions set on McKnight Road

Work hours are 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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 Pennsylvania allows double trailers with a maximum length of 28 feet 6 inches per trailer. Single trailers pulled by truck tractors can be 53 feet long.

Citing safety concerns, Casey urges to ‘put brakes’ on plan for bigger trucks

The Democratic senators hopes to stop language inserted into appropriations bills that would allow bigger trucks on highways.

5 days ago


 U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving four airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after an Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

Airlines probed for price-gouging following fatal Amtrak crash in Philly

The Transportation Department sent letters today to five airlines — Delta, American, United, Southwest and JetBlue -- seeking information.

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 The Mon Incline will be shut down, starting Aug. 31, for 80 days while workers reconstruct the funicular.

Closure to last nearly 3 months for Mon Incline

The Port Authority intended to start the work in June but pushed the project back to try to accommodate merchants in Mount Washington.

4 days ago


Cleaning, maintenance to close Armstrong Tunnel early next week

The inbound and outbound lanes from Second Avenue to Forbes Avenue will be closed on alternating nights.

4 days ago


Roadwork to affect traffic on southbound Route 51

Paving and concrete patching will disrupt southbound traffic on Route 51 in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall and Brentwood this weekend.

4 days ago


Freeport Road paving to start tonight in O'Hara, Harmar, Cheswick

An alternating one-way traffic pattern will be in effect at times from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late October.

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Old Clairton Road construction to cause detour in Pleasant Hills

Work will begin at 9 a.m. and continue into November.

5 days ago


Bridge inspections may close lanes on I-79 in Collier, Bridgeville

Crews will inspect bridges from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

6 days ago


Repaving to begin today on Hulton Road

\Repaving was scheduled to begin today on Hulton Road in Oakmont and Penn Hills.

6 days ago


Senators reach compromise on increases to highway spending

A bipartisan Senate deal has been struck for highway spending over the next three years and transportation policy through 2022.

1 week ago


Smithfield Street Bridge inspection to cause restrictions

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Saturday.

1 week ago


Lane closures start today on Parkway North

Closures are possible in both directions between Perrysville Avenue and Camp Horne Road.

1 week ago


Campbell Road reopens in West Deer

The road had been closed from Route 910 to Deer Spring Lane since May 5.

1 week ago


 "I get to hear music I would never in a million years listen to, especially on Friday and Saturday nights,” said George DeBolt.

Pittsburgh's older ride-sharing drivers offer wisdom behind the wheel

Driving for companies such as Uber and Lyft allows retirement-age workers a chance to supplement their incomes.

1 week ago


Parkway North HOV lanes will not open this evening

The department at first said the opening would be delayed, then announced that the lanes would not open this evening.

1 week ago


 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, hoping to modernize the renewal process and make it more consumer friendly, wants to stop sending out the stickers at the end of next year.

License plate tags may continue to stick around in Pennsylvania

Police say the license plate stickers, which the Legislature voted to eliminate in  2013 to save money, are an important tool for them.

1 week ago


 President Barack Obama will address the VFW national convention Tuesday.

Obama's visit to close some Pittsburgh streets Tuesday

State Police said they would not release information about closures on the Parkway between the airport and Downtown until Tuesday.

1 week ago


Motorists without E-ZPass pay up

The sign says E-ZPass only. The driver ignores it. The subsequent bill from the turnpike says $64.75.

1 week ago


Public parking garages lifting rates by $1

It is the second consecutive year of rate increases after no increases for 10 years.

1 week ago


Ramp to Bigelow Boulevard to close overnight

The closure will begin at 10 p.m. tonight.

1 week ago


Fort Pitt Bridge inspection to affect traffic Sunday

Work will occur from 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

1 week ago


Transit tunnel closed for weekend construction

Bus and rail service will not use the tunnel all day Saturday and Sunday.

1 week ago


Sewer repairs to restrict Route 51 in Overbrook

Work will occur between Route 88 and Overbrook Boulevard starting at 7 p.m.

1 week ago


Route 88 in Bethel Park restricted tonight

Asphalt repairs will restrict traffic between Hillside and Milford drives.

1 week ago


Port Authority committee approves settlement with woman who fell from bus

Melissa Mauk, 39, of McKees Rocks was standing aboard when the center doors on the bus fell open and she was thrown to the pavement.

1 week ago


Section of Pa. Turnpike to be closed early Sunday

Traffic will be detoured via Route 8, Route 910 and Freeport Road.

1 week ago


Traffic to be slowed on Hays Road

Peters council approved installing speed humps and rumble strips after residents complained about speeders.

1 week ago


Parkway West closures, restrictions continue

The inbound parkway will be closed at 10 p.m. the next two nights from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center.

1 week ago


Paving begins today on McKee Road in North Versailles and White Oak

Alternating one-way traffic patterns are possible between Route 30 and Route 48.

1 week ago


FAA: Pittsburgh-bound plane among 11 targeted with lasers over N.J.

The FAA says the lasers hit the left and right sides of the cockpits along with the sides of the planes.

1 week ago


 Acting Pa. Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, center, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, far right, and other officials in April called attention to the problem of funding transportation projects at the Greenfield Bridge over the Parkway East. The bridge is slated for demolition and replacement starting this year.

Port Authority to begin Greenfield Bridge detours in September

Bus riders will get an early taste of the detours caused by demolition of the bridge.

1 week ago


 Lyft and its larger rival Uber both arrived in the Pittsburgh area last winter before obtaining the required licenses to operate from the PUC.

Lyft settlement with Pennsylvania PUC finalized

The ride-share company will pay a total of $250,000 to resolve a complaint that it was operating illegally in the Pittsburgh area.

1 week ago


 Port Authority committee members said they did not believe they had enough information to move ahead with a $3 fee for ConnectCards.

Port Authority panel holds off vote on $3 fee for ConnectCards

The authority board may revisit the issue of charging for ConnectCards in September. Until then, the cards will continue to be free.

1 week ago


Lane restrictions set on Route 51 this weekend

Resurfacing and other construction will reduce traffic to a single lane in both directions on two sections of Route 51 this weekend.

1 week ago


Rachel Carson Bridge set to close for Picklesburgh festival

The bridge in downtown will be closed to vehicles from 9 a.m. today through 10 p.m. Sunday to accommodate the Picklesburgh festival.

1 week ago


West Carson detour announced

West Carson Street will be detoured starting Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through July 31.

1 week ago


Section of Brightwood Road in Bethel Park to close

The southern section from South Park Road to Route 88 will close at 6 a.m. July 30.

1 week ago


 Senate Bill 840, co-sponsored by Sens. David Argall, R-Schuylkill, and Judith Schwank, D-Berks, would establish a five-year pilot program to place speed cameras in work zones.

Pa. legislators consider cameras to slow down drivers in work zones

Will Pennsylvania follow the lead of Maryland, where cameras placed in work zones since 2009 have cut speeding by 85 percent?

2 weeks ago


Route 51 resurfacing to squeeze traffic this weekend

But milling and paving between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street has been postponed.

1 week ago



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