Rankin Bridge/Route 837 Intersection Improvements Resume Wednesday, 3/20, in Whitaker

PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work at the intersection of the Rankin Bridge and northbound Route 837 (River Road) in Whitaker Borough, Allegheny County, will resume Wednesday, March 20 weather permitting.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday night, single-lane restrictions will occur at the Route 837 intersection with the Rankin Bridge.  Crews will conduct slab work, grinding, sealing, and line striping weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Wednesday, April 3.  Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.

This $7.08 million improvement project located between North Second Street and the Rankin Bridge also includes milling and resurfacing, bridge preservation work, signal improvements, ADA curb cut ramp installation, signage upgrades, and drainage improvements which have been completed.

Route 88 Library Road Shoulder Restrictions Begin Monday, 2/4, in Bethel Park and Will Continue Through Early April

PennDOT District 11 is announcing shoulder restrictions on Route 88 (Library Road) in the Municipality of Bethel Park, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, February 4 weather permitting.

Beginning Monday, shoulder restrictions will occur on Route 88 between Kings School Road and Logan Road weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through early April as crews conduct utility relocation and drainage installation work.

The work is part of the $1.62 million Route 88 improvement project which includes widening for the installation of turning lanes at Kings School and Logan Roads.  Other improvements include traffic signal upgrades, pedestrian access updates, milling and paving, and pavement marking installation.

Michael Facchiano Contracting, Inc. is the prime contractor.

Elizabeth Bridge Long-term Lane Restrictions Resume Monday, 3/18

PennDOT District 11 is announcing long-term lane restrictions on the Elizabeth Bridge (Route 51) in Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills, and West Elizabeth boroughs, Allegheny County, will resume Monday, March 18 weather permitting.

Long-term single-lane restrictions will be implemented in each direction on Route 51 and the Elizabeth Bridge between Penneman Avenue and Elm Hollow Road beginning at 7 a.m. Monday morning. A single 11-foot-wide lane will be maintained in each direction around-the-clock through the fall of 2019. Channelizers will be utilized through Monday, April 1 when concrete barrier will be placed on the bridge to delineate traffic from the construction areas.

The lane restrictions are necessary as major improvement work begins on the $31.3 million Elizabeth Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  Improvements include concrete deck and barrier replacement, steel repairs, expansion dam replacement, bearing repairs, concrete substructure repairs, full painting, and drainage upgrades on the Elizabeth Bridge over the Monongahela River.  Additionally, five other structures at the bridge will be rehabilitated.

Swank Construction Company LLC is the prime contractor. The overall project will end in late 2019.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for traffic advisories and construction updates for the Route 51 Elizabeth Bridge and other bridge work in Elizabeth Township. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Elizabeth Bridge” in the subject line.

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