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Long Term Closure of Highland Park Bridge Ramp to Northbound Route 28 Extended Through Mid-August 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 be extended.

The closure of the ramp from the Highland Park Bridge to northbound Route 28 will be extended through mid-August due to unforeseen repair and replacement of damaged of Mechanically Stabilized Earth wall straps, material procurement, and added work to the mainline Route 28 bridge structure over Center Avenue. Ramp traffic will continue to be detoured around-the-clock.

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.


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 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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