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PennDOT Roadway Crack and Joint Sealing Continues

Some roads traveled by motorists from Forest Hills, Edgewood and Swissvale will be affected.

Crack and joint sealing operations on various state roadways in Allegheny County will continue through October, weather permitting.

Crack and joint sealing is a preservation activity that prolongs the life of road surfaces by preventing moisture from entering cracks and joints, according to a PennDOT news release. Moisture can cause potholes and premature deterioration requiring more costly repairs.

Short-term, slow-moving lane closures will occur in various locations according to the following schedule:

Oct. 12-24

  • Route 8 from Route 130 (Allegheny River Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh and Route 30 (Ardmore Boulevard) in Wilkinsburg Borough, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Oct. 15-18

  • Route 2058 (Swissvale Avenue/Montier Street/Robinson Boulevard/Verona Road/Saltsburg Road/Leechburg Road) from Route 8 in Wilkinsburg Borough to Unity Road in Penn Hills, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oct. 18-19

  • Long Road (Route 2059) from Frankstown Road (Route 380) to Beulah Road (Route 130) in Penn Hills, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Matcon Diamond, Inc. of Pittsburgh will perform the work under a contract with PennDOT.

PennDOT advises motorists to use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through these areas. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.

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