FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 8, 2024

 Route 51 Ramp to Northbound I-79 10-day Closure Begins Friday in Robinson Township

 Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the 10-day closure of the ramp carrying traffic from Route 51 (Coraopolis Road) to northbound I-79 in Robinson Township, Allegheny County will begin, Friday, May 10 through Tuesday, May 21 weather permitting.

The ramp carrying traffic from Route 51 to northbound I-79 will close to traffic from 7 p.m. Friday night through 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 to allow crews to conduct ramp reconstruction work. Ramp traffic will be detoured. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Posted Detour

  • From the closed ramp, head north on Route 51
  • Turn right and cross the Coraopolis Bridge
  • Continue along Grand Avenue
  • Take the ramp to northbound I-79 toward Erie
  • End Detour

This work is part of the $43.9 million I-79 “S-Bend” Project that includes full-depth pavement reconstruction, bridge preservation work on five mainline structures (I-79 northbound and southbound over Clever Road, I-79 northbound and southbound over Route 51, and the Neville Island Bridge). Additionally, there will be milling and paving of three ramps at the Route 51 (Coraopolis/McKees Rocks) interchange. The project also includes guiderail replacement, highway lighting and signing upgrades, new pavement markings and delineation, and other miscellaneous construction work.

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