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Daytime Lane Restrictions Will Result from Inspection Activities on the Fort Duquesne Bridge Beginning On May 11 and Will Continue Through May 26

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities on the Fort Duquesne Bridge (I-279) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Wednesday, May 11 weather permitting.

Lane restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day according to the following schedule:

  • Northbound – Wednesday through Friday, May 11-13
  • Southbound – Monday through Thursday, May 23-26

Crews from Gannett Fleming will conduct the routine inspections. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.


Long-Term Closure of the Ramp from Northbound & Southbound Route 28 to Freeport Road at the Highland Park Bridge Interchange From March 8 Through Late May 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing a long-term closure of the ramp from northbound and southbound Route 28 to Freeport Road at the Highland Park Bridge interchange in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will begin Tuesday, March 8 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, the ramp to Freeport Road from northbound and southbound Route 28 at the Highland Park Bridge will close to traffic around-the-clock through late May. Crews will conduct reconstruction work, bridge rehabilitation, and drainage improvements on the ramp.  Motorists will still be able to use the northbound and southbound Route 28 ramps to the Highland Park Bridge. Ramp traffic to Freeport Road will be detoured.

Posted Detour:

Southbound Route 28 to the Freeport Road Ramp at the Highland Park Bridge

  • From southbound Route 28, take the Fox Chapel Road (Exit 8) prior to the Highland Park Bridge interchange
  • Turn right onto Fox Chapel Road
  • Turn right onto Freeport Road (Route 1001)
  • Follow Freeport Road to the Highland Park Bridge
  • End detour

Alternate Southbound Route 28 to the Freeport Road Ramp at the Highland Park Bridge (Cars)

  • From southbound Route 28, continue past the South 8 Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall interchange
  • Take the ramp to North 8 toward Butler (Exit 5)
  • From northbound Route 8 turn left onto Kittanning Street
  • Turn left onto Butler Street
  • Turn left onto Bridge Street
  • Turn left onto North Main Street
  • Follow the Main Street Detour in Sharpsburg
  • Follow Main Street back to the Highland Park Bridge
  • End detour

Alternate Southbound Route 28 to the Freeport Road Ramp at the Highland Park Bridge (Trucks)

  • From southbound Route 28, continue past the South 8 Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall interchange
  • Take the ramp to North 8 toward Butler (Exit 5)
  • From northbound Route 8 turn left onto Kittanning Street
  • Turn left onto Butler Street
  • Turn left onto Bridge Street
  • Follow Bridge Street onto the 62nd Street Bridge
  • Cross the 62nd Street Bridge
  • Turn left onto South Route 8 (Butler Street) toward Highland Park
  • Take the ramp to the Highland Park Bridge (to Route 28)
  • Cross the Highland Park Bridge
  • Take the ramp to Sharpsburg
  • End detour

Northbound Route 28 to the Freeport Road Ramp at the Highland Park Bridge

  • From northbound Route 28, continue past the South 8 Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall (Exit 6) interchange
  • Take the ramp to Fox Chapel Road/Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road (Exit 8)
  • Turn right onto Freeport Road (Route 1001)
  • Follow Freeport Road to the Highland Park Bridge
  • End detour

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 stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.


Overnight Single-Lane Restrictions in Both Directions of Route 28 Will Occur Monday Through Thursday Through Late May 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight single-lane restrictions have resumed on Route 28 in various municipalities in Allegheny County.

Overnight single-lane restrictions in both directions of Route 28 will occur from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights through late May. Restrictions will occur between the Highland Park Bridge and Delafield Avenue.  Crews will conduct sign structure repair work. Friday and Saturday nights may be used for make-up days. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone.


Single-Lane Restrictions in Both Directions, from Powers Run Road to Fox Chapel On-Ramp (Exit 8)  on Route 28 During Weekdays Through Late May 2022

PennDOT District 11 is announcing single-lane restrictions on Route 28 in O’Hara Township Allegheny County will be extended Monday, April 18 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on Route 28 in both directions from Powers Run Road to the Fox Chapel on-ramp (Exit 8) weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of May. Crews from Swank Construction Company will conduct patch layout work. Restrictions will be removed in the southbound direction two hours prior to the start of any sporting event in Pittsburgh. Restrictions will be removed in the northbound direction two hours before the end of any sporting event in Pittsburgh.

The work is part of the $15.32 million project to improve approximately 3.5 miles of Route 28 between the Delafield Avenue exit (Exit 7) and the Harmar Township line, approximately 1.75 miles north of the RIDC Park (Exit 10) interchange. Construction will include minor road widening of the southbound lanes near the Freeport Road on-ramp (Exit 8) interchange to allow for the existing lanes to be reassigned. At the completion of the project, southbound Route 28 will maintain two through lanes and an exit only off-ramp to Fox Chapel Road. Work includes reconstruction of the Delafield Avenue ramps, concrete preservation work on the Fox Chapel ramps, milling and paving work on the RIDC Park ramps, and bridge preservation work on all structures within the project limits. Additionally, highway lighting upgrades, ITS upgrades, green stormwater features, guide rail upgrades, rockfall area cleanouts and fence repairs, and other miscellaneous construction are part of the project. Single-lane restrictions will occur with crews maintaining at least two lanes of traffic in each direction during peak travel times and at least one lane in each direction during off-peak hours. Ramp closures will occur as needed, with many occurring overnight. The project is expected to be completed at the end of 2022.

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 stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.


Long-Term Closure of the Ramp from Northbound Route 28 to Delafield Avenue Begins on May 11 and Extends Through Mid-June 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing the long-term closure of the ramp from northbound Route 28 to Delafield Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Wednesday morning, May 11 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the ramp from northbound Route 28 to Delafield Avenue (Exit 7) will close to traffic around-the-clock through mid-June. Crews will conduct northbound Route 28 reconstruction, ramp tie-in reconstruction, and drainage improvements on the ramp.  Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

Northbound Route 28 to Delafield Avenue (Exit 7)

  • From northbound Route 28, continue past the closed ramp
  • Take the Fox Chapel Road/Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road off-ramp (Exit 8)
  • Bear right toward Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road
  • Turn right onto Freeport Road
  • Follow Freeport Road back to Delafield Avenue
  • End detour

This work is part of the $47.31 million Route 28 Highland Park Interchange Project that includes reconstruction of Route 28 between North Canal Street/Kittanning Pike and extending north/east to the Delafield Avenue Interchange, the reestablishment of two travel lanes on Route 28 in each direction through the interchange, and construction of improved acceleration and deceleration ramps. Also included in the project is the reconstruction of the Route 28 ramps with the Highland Park Bridge and Freeport Road, bridge/wall preservation work, bridge, and roadway widening, sound barriers, and miscellaneous operational and safety improvements.

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 stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.


Long-Term Closure of Ramp from Highland Park Bridge to Northbound Route 28 Begins at 7 AM on March 28 and Will Continue Through Late June 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing the long-term closure of the ramp from the Highland Park Bridge to northbound Route 28 in Aspinwall Borough, Allegheny County, will begin Monday morning, March 28 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, the ramp from the Highland Park Bridge to northbound Route 28 will close to traffic around-the-clock through late June. Crews will conduct reconstruction work, bridge rehabilitation, sound wall construction, and drainage improvements on the ramp.  Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour:

Highland Park Bridge (and Freeport Road) to Northbound Route 28

  • From the Highland Park Bridge, take the ramp to Aspinwall
  • Follow Freeport Road to Fox Chapel Road
  • Turn left onto Fox Chapel Road
  • Turn left onto the ramp to northbound Route 28
  • End detour

Alternate Highland Park Bridge to Northbound Route 28

  • From the Highland Park Bridge, take the ramp to southbound Route 28
  • Take the ramp to North 8 (Exit 5) toward Butler
  • Turn left onto Kittanning Street
  • Turn right onto Crescent Street
  • Turn right onto Grant Avenue
  • Turn right onto southbound Route 8
  • Take the ramp to North 28 toward Kittanning
  • Follow northbound Route 28 back to the Highland Park Bridge interchange
  • End detour

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 stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.


Single-Lane Restrictions on Route 28 in Both Directions from Powers Run Road the Fox Chapel On-Ramp (Exit 8) on Weekdays Through the End of August 2022

PennDOT District 11 is announcing single-lane restrictions on Route 28 in O’Hara Township, Allegheny County will be extended Monday, May 16 weather permitting with a change of time for northbound Route 28.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on Route 28 in both directions from Powers Run Road to the Fox Chapel on-ramp (Exit 8) weekdays through the end of August according to the following schedule:

  • Northbound restrictions will occur from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Southbound restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crews from Swank Construction Company will conduct patch layout work. Restrictions will be removed in the southbound direction two hours prior to the start of any sporting event in Pittsburgh. Restrictions will be removed in the northbound direction two hours before the end of any sporting event in Pittsburgh.

Additionally, short-term traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less for bridge jacking operations at the South Oak Road structure located between the Fox Chapel (Exit 8) and Blawnox (Exit 9) interchanges will occur next week according to the following schedule:

  • Northbound traffic stoppage – 8 a.m. Monday, May 16
  • Southbound traffic stoppage – 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19

The work is part of the $15.32 million project to improve approximately 3.5 miles of Route 28 between the Delafield Avenue exit (Exit 7) and the Harmar Township line, approximately 1.75 miles north of the RIDC Park (Exit 10) interchange. Construction will include minor road widening of the southbound lanes near the Freeport Road on-ramp (Exit 8) interchange to allow for the existing lanes to be reassigned. At the completion of the project, southbound Route 28 will maintain two through lanes and an exit only off-ramp to Fox Chapel Road. Work includes reconstruction of the Delafield Avenue ramps, concrete preservation work on the Fox Chapel ramps, milling and paving work on the RIDC Park ramps, and bridge preservation work on all structures within the project limits. Additionally, highway lighting upgrades, ITS upgrades, green stormwater features, guide rail upgrades, rockfall area cleanouts and fence repairs, and other miscellaneous construction are part of the project. Single-lane restrictions will occur with crews maintaining at least two lanes of traffic in each direction during peak travel times and at least one lane in each direction during off-peak hours. Ramp closures will occur as needed, with many occurring overnight. The project is expected to be completed at the end of 2022.

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 stcowan@pa.gov. 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.


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