Motorists driving through Butler County on Interstate 79 will see lane restrictions for months starting in April.
According to the state Department of Transportation, the restrictions are due to a $16.7 million road work project.
Beginning the first week of April, and continuing through an expected May completion, I-79 northbound will be restricted to one lane between exit 78, Cranberry Township, and exit 87, Zelienople.
Between the same exits on I-79 southbound, the lane restriction will occur between mid-May and mid-June.
These restrictions are due to bridge repairs.
For the next phase — road paving starting in June — the lane restrictions northbound will be limited to 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., except for Fridays when the restriction starts at 9 p.m.
The restriction southbound will be 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., except for Sundays when it starts at 9 p.m.
Along with paving, the work also will include milling and patching for a roughly 10-mile stretch between exit 76, Cranberry, and exit 88, Little Creek Road in Cranberry and Jackson townships.
Lindy Paving of New Galilee in Beaver County is the contractor for the project, which is set to be done by the end of October.
PennDOT reminds motorists that fines are doubled for traffic violations in work zones and to allow for delays in travel time.
Drivers can check conditions on major roads by visiting www.511PA.com.