Road work presents commuter challenge
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Here's a roundup of some North road construction projects that will cause traffic restrictions:
Work is under way on a $1 million project to improve the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Warrendale Road.
The project will involve reconstructing and widening the intersection, installing traffic signals and resurfacing.
Single-lane alternating use traffic with the assistance of flaggers is in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
The project is expected to conclude in early January.
Lane Construction Corp. of Pittsburgh is the prime contractor.
A single-lane traffic pattern is in effect on Interstate 79 in both directions in Jackson, Lancaster and Muddy Creek during repair projects on five bridges.
Work is being done between exits 87 (Route 68 Zelienople) and 91 (Seneca Valley).
Lane restrictions will be in place for the next several months.
The project is expected to be completed by early November.
Crews are painting, repairing and performing other construction activities on the structures.
Work on the $2.28 million bridge preservation project is being completed by Hercules Painting Co. Inc. of New Castle.
Work to improve Richard Road is scheduled today and Friday. Crews will do paving and base repairs between Perry Highway (Route 19) and Forest Oaks Drive.
Lane closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
A $5.1 million project to improve Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) in various locations in Allegheny and Beaver counties is under way.
The 4.5-mile project involves milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curb repairs, signs, signals, structure repairs and other improvements in Ambridge, Edgeworth, Emsworth, Leetsdale and Sewickley.
Overall work is expected to conclude in spring 2013.
Initial work will occur in Emsworth between Camp Horne Road and Terrace Drive. Crews will improve drainage, patch, mill and resurface and install handicap ramps on the sidewalks. Traffic on Route 65 through Emsworth has been reduced to a single lane in each direction around-the-clock.
The prime contractor is Lindy Paving of New Castle.
First Published July 12, 2012 12:00 am