Pennsylvania Department of Transportation road crews will be crack-and-joint sealing and patching roads in the Plum-Oakmont area this week.
All activities are weather permitting. Lane closures and restrictions should be expected in work areas.
Crack-and-joint sealing is a preservation activity that prolongs the life of road surfaces by preventing moisture from entering cracks and joints, which can cause potholes and premature deterioration, according to PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi.
Short-term, slow-moving lane closures will occur in various locations according to the following schedule:
- Oct. 15 to 18—Route 2058 (Verona Road/Saltsburg Road/Leechburg Road/Swissvale Avenue/Montier Street/Robinson Boulevard) from Route 8 in Wilkinsburg to Unity Road in Penn Hills from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Oct. 18 and 19—Long Road from Frankstown Road to Beulah Road in Penn Hills from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Through Oct. 24—Route 8 from Allegheny River Boulevard in the City of Pittsburgh to Route 30 (Ardmore Boulevard) in Wilkinsburg from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Shoulder patching also will occur on Leechburg Road in Plum from Sardis to Kerr roads between Monday and Friday, Oct. 15 to 19.