Prep work begins Monday for $2.34M resurfacing project on Parkway East |

Prep work begins Monday for $2.34M resurfacing project on Parkway East

Philip G. Pavely | Trib Total Media
Prep work for a $2.34 million resurfacing project on the Parkway East between Swissvale and Monroeville will begin Monday, July 2, 2018. Full-on construction is set to start on July 9.

Buckle up, east-suburb commuters: it’s almost construction season on the Parkway East.

Prep work on a $2.34 million dollar project begins this week, with single-lane restrictions in both directions at locations between the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) and Pennsylvania Turnpike/Monroeville exits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Prep work will continue through July 6, according to PennDOT officials.

Crews will be performing sign installation, station marking and traffic-control device delivery.

Construction is set to start July 9 and will include milling resurfacing center-line and edge-line joints. Work is expected to last through mid-October.

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said about 90,000 vehicles per day utilize the Parkway East.

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Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862.

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