By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The first major highway added to Pittsburgh since the Parkway North in 1989 has its opening date.READ MORE: Fall Foliage Report: Cooler Temperatures Bring In The Best Colors
The Southern Beltway will officially open on Oct. 15. The highway has been in the works since 1991.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike public information manager says it will be a straight shot from the airport connecting to I-79.READ MORE: Lane Restriction On Northbound I-279 Lanes After Reported Vehicle Fire, Multi-Vehicle Crash
“It will hit areas like McDonald and Cecil Township in South Fayette Township. And we’re right on the border there and at some point where Allegheny and Washington County meet. So there’s a lot of access to different areas including Robinson Township,” Renee Vid Colborn told KDKA in April.
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PennDOT hopes it will help ease traffic on the Parkway West, and Colborn said municipalities are anticipating a growth boom once the road is open.