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Your chance to sound off about our transportation network

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is starting work on the draft 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which identifies the region’s priority transportation projects for the next four years.  The regional TIP is updated every two years. The agency is seeking public input on the plan, so here’s your chance to weigh in about the projects you’d like to see done. The categories include highways and bridges, public transit, bikeways and pedestrian facilities, freight, traffic signals, congestion, safety and air quality.

You can comment online here.

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The main entrance to the short-term parking garage at Pittsburgh International Airport was scheduled to close today as construction continues. If you’re headed there, watch for detour signs as you enter the airport property. This video shows it nicely if you have a couple minutes to watch:

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roadconstructionThe right lane of northbound Interstate 79 was scheduled to be closed until 3 p.m. today at the bridge over Mud Hollow Road in Franklin Park. No restriction was planned southbound.

The left lane and shoulder on southbound I-79 at the bridge over Millers Run Road-Route 50 in South Fayette will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. No northbound restrictions are planned.

Yes, the outbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel is scheduled to be closed this weekend and next. Closing time is 10 p.m. Friday with reopening by 6 a.m. Monday.

Inbound Route 28 will continue to be restricted to one lane overnight between the 40th Street Bridge and East Ohio Street. The restriction starts at 8 p.m. weeknights and ends by 5 a.m. the next day.

Freedom Road at Interstate 79 in Cranberry will have single-lane traffic starting at 8 p.m. nightly this week through Thursday, with work concluding by 6 a.m., as work continues on the ramp improvements.

Lane closures are coming on Greentree Road between Carnahan and McMonagle roads as Pennsylvania American Water installs new pipe. The work will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting next Monday and continuing into December.

Short-term lane closures are possible on the inbound side of the 10th Street Bypass from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday during bridge washing and lane striping.

Sign work may restrict outbound traffic on West Liberty Avenue between Peola Road and Pauline Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Tuesday.

Southbound Route 65 will be restricted to one lane in the area under the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge around the clock through July 19 as work on the bridge continues.

Road work has traffic down to one lane in both directions on Interstate 80 near Grove City-Sandy Lake (Exit 24). The eastbound restriction stretches three miles west of Exit 24 and one mile east of the exit. The restriction on the westbound lanes extends for approximately one mile east and west of Exit 24. The lanes are expected to reopen for the weekend by 1 p.m. Friday.

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