TRAFFIC: Tractor trailer overturns on Pa. Turnpike ramp at Cranberry interchange

A tractor-trailer truck has overturned on an eastbound ramp at the Cranberry interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Monday. The crash was reported around 11:45 a.m. at the merge with Interstate 79, according to PennDOT. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The ramp was partially blocked.

Ongoing traffic restrictions:
HOV lane closures — The High Occupancy Vehicle lanes will close weeknights through Feb. 9. The lanes reopen at 4 a.m. Crews from the Trumbull Corp. will repair overhead sign structures. Overnight closures will not occur until two hours after any Penguins home game. Route 19/Perry Highway — Single-lane restrictions for signal installation work in Pine and Marshall at various Route 19 intersections between Wallace Road and Freeport Road in each direction weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through late March. Parkway North/I-279 — Retaining wall rehabilitation work is underway on southbound Parkway North. There will be shoulder restrictions between Venture Street (Exit 4) and East Street (Exit 2B) as needed through March. Crews from Trumbull Corp. and Lindy Paving are handling the work as part of the $87.94 million Parkway North improvement project. Connor Road, Mt. Lebanon — Lane restrictions on Connor Road will occur between Terrace Road and Greenridge Road weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through mid-May for gas line in installation. Also, lane restrictions on Connor Road near the intersection with Route 19 for gas line replacement and installation work. Elizabeth Bridge (Route 51), Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills and West Elizabeth — Single-lane restrictions in each direction weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 2018. Crews will conduct shielding and paint containment installation. Also, single-lane restrictions on Route 837 (State Street) and associated ramps. Route 66, Westmoreland — Route 66 will be closed between Route 819 and Route 4034 (Orr Avenue) in Washington Township, Westmoreland County through Feb. 15 for tree trimming and rock scaling. Detour uses Route 356, Route 4048 (Hyde Park) and Route 56 into Armstrong County. Interstate 376 — Long-term lane restrictions on westbound Interstate 376 in Findlay between Business Loop 376 West/Moon (Exit 57) and the Airport/East PA Turnpike 576 (Exit 53) interchanges, reduced to two 11 foot-wide lanes.

Other restrictions in that area include:

▪ Intermittent single-lane restrictions eastbound (inbound) between Beaver County line and the McClaren Road (Exit 56) interchange, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. westbound and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastbound as crews from Swank Construction begin median crossover work as part of the $66.3 million reconstruction project. I-376 cashless tolling — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has begun using cashless tolling on a stretch of Interstate 376 known as the Beaver Valley Expressway. The 16.5-mile tolled portion of Interstate 376 between Chippewa and New Castle will have no toll collectors. Motorists who don’t have an E-ZPass transponder will have a photograph taken of their license plate and receive a bill once a month similar to a credit card payment with 20 days to pay. The billing cycle will start the first time a driver goes through the toll booth without a transponder and a bill will be issued 30 days later. Users of E-ZPass will have fares deducted from their account as usual.

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