Northbound Highland Park Bridge Ramp to Northbound Freeport Road Closure Thursday in Sharpsburg

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the ramp from the northbound Highland Park Bridge to northbound Freeport Road (Aspinwall Exit) in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday, March 30 weather permitting.

The ramp from northbound Highland Park Bridge to northbound Freeport Road (Aspinwall Exit) will close to traffic from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Crews will conduct pipe cleaning operations on Freeport Road.  Ramp traffic to northbound Freeport Road will be detoured.

Posted Detour

Northbound Highland Park Bridge to Freeport Road (Aspinwall Exit)

  • Continue on the Highland Park Bridge past the closed ramp
  • Take the ramp to Sharpsburg
  • At the stop sign turn left onto northbound Freeport Road
  • End detour

The ramp work is part of the $47.31 million improvement project that will address the existing bottleneck and congested traffic flow on Route 28 at the Highland Park Bridge interchange. The project, which started in late 2020, involves the reconstruction of Route 28 between North Canal Street/Kittanning Pike and Delafield Avenue, the establishment of two travel lanes in each direction through the interchange, and the reconstruction of acceleration and deceleration ramps. The project also features the reconstruction of ramps at the Highland Park Bridge/Freeport Road interchange, bridge and wall preservation work, roadway widening, sound barrier installation, and miscellaneous operational and safety improvements. Lane restrictions on Route 28 and long-term ramp closures will occur throughout the project which is expected to conclude in late 2023.

Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge to Close to Traffic on Weekday Evenings Beginning on Monday, December 12, and Set to Extend Through Late February 2023

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced that today the Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekday nights – except during inclement weather – starting on Monday, December 12, 2022. The overnight closures, which are expected to last at least two months, are required for installation of enhanced lighting.

Traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, and Isabella Street. One sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians throughout the closure.

After work on the Rachel Carson Bridge is complete, crews will begin installing enhanced lighting on the Andy Warhol Bridge. That also will require overnight closures for at least two months. When a start date for overnight closures on the Andy Warhol Bridge is finalized, that information will be provided to the public via press release, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Allegheny Alerts.

Installation of enhanced lighting on the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge is anticipated to occur late next year. The bridge is currently closed for rehabilitation work, and it is not expected to reopen until December 2023.

Single-Lane Restriction on Southbound Route 28, Between Virginia Avenue Extension On-Ramp to South of Highland Park Bridge Southbound (Exit 6) Interchange, and Will Remain in Effect Until August 2023

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane shift on southbound Route 28 in Aspinwall and Sharpsburg boroughs and O’Hara Township, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday, July 30 weather permitting.

Beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday, the current southbound Route 28 single-lane restriction between the Virginia Avenue Extension on-ramp to just south of the Highland Park Bridge southbound (Exit 6) interchange will shift from the left lane to right lane and is anticipated to remain until August 2023. Crews from Golden Triangle Construction, Inc. are relocating traffic onto the new pavement in order to reconstruct the existing pavement. Please allow extra time and use caution when traveling through the work zone.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 28 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.

Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge to Close to All Traffic on February 14 for Rehabilitation & Will Remain Closed Through December 2023

The Department of Public Works announced today that the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh will close to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022. The closure, which is expected to end in December 2023, is
required for a $34.4 million bridge rehabilitation project.

Outbound vehicle traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, Sandusky Street, East Lacock Street, and Federal Street. Inbound vehicle traffic will be detoured using East General Robinson Street, Sandusky Street, the Andy Warhol Bridge, and Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol Bridge, and Isabella Street. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail remain open near the bridge on the North Shore and Downtown for the duration of the project.

For additional information about this rehabilitation project, view Allegheny County’s recent press release.

Long-term closure of Rt 65 ramps to southbound I-79 at the Neville Island Bridge remains in place through early June – along with new safety improvements which have been implemented on southbound I-79 at the crossover location.

Wildwood Road Bridge long-term closure in Hampton Township through early November.

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