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Route 837, West Carson Street, Improvements Resume Wednesday, 5/13, and Will Continue to Cause Single-Lane Restrictions on Weekdays Through Late July

PennDOT District 11 is announcing roadway improvement work on Route 837 (West Carson Street) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will resume Wednesday, May 13 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions on Route 837 will occur between the Smithfield Street Bridge and the West End Circle as crews conduct milling and paving, concrete patching, ITS upgrades, and drainage improvements. Lane restrictions will occur weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late July. Weekend work will occur as needed. Additional information will be provided in advance of the work occurring.

The ramp from southbound Route 51 (West Carson Street) to southbound Route 837 (West Carson Street) under the West End Bridge will close to traffic from 9 p.m. Friday night, May 15 continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning, May 18 as crews conduct milling and paving operations.  Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour:

  • From southbound Route 51, take the ramp to South 51/19 toward West End
  • Traffic must turn right onto Steuben Street at the stop sign at the end of the ramp
  • Turn left onto the ramp to North 19/60 toward Crafton/Downtown
  • Bear left toward West End Bridge/Downtown
  • Stay in the right-hand lane toward South 837 Downtown/South Side
  • End detour

The work is part of the $6.06 million improvement project.  Gulisek Construction, LLC is the prime contractor. Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job-site, and relevant training.


Route 19, Saw Mill Run Boulevard, Long-term Lane Restrictions Resume on Wednesday, 4/29 and Will Continue Through Early June

PennDOT District 11 is announcing long-term lane restrictions on Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will resume Wednesday, April 29 weather permitting.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, a long-term single-lane restriction will be implemented on Route 19 in both directions between I-376 (Parkway West) and the West End Circle continuously through early June. Crews will conduct concrete median barrier construction, median shoulder improvements, foundation work for sign structures, rock fall fence work, guiderail updates, and the installation of an overhead lane control sign.

The work is part of the $14.55 million improvement project. Work completed in 2019 includes concrete reconstruction of Route 19, lengthening of the Wabash Street deceleration ramp, the Shaler Street Bridge replacement and ramp reconstruction work. Crews from Swank Construction Company, LLC will conduct the work. Please use caution if traveling in this area.

Normal highway and bridge construction projects in Pennsylvania remain paused as part of the commonwealth’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This project is part of critical work that continues statewide addressing safety needs and work needed to eliminate roadway restrictions that could impede the ability for the movement of life sustaining goods and services.


Route 837, West Carson Street, Improvements Continue Tuesday, 3/10, With Lane Restrictions and Overnight & Weekend Work Extending Through Mid-June

PennDOT District 11 is announcing roadway improvement work on Route 837 (West Carson Street) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Tuesday, March 10 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions on Route 837 will occur as needed between the Smithfield Street Bridge and the West End Circle as crews conduct milling and paving, ADA curb ramp construction, drainage improvements, and signal upgrades. Lane restrictions will occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays through mid-June. Overnight and weekend work will begin in April.

The work is part of the $6.06 million improvement project.  Gulisek Construction, LLC is the prime contractor.


Route 60, Noblestown Road, Lane Restriction in the City of Pittsburgh Until Further Notice

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Route 60 (Noblestown Road) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County is underway.

Traffic is down to a single-lane on Noblestown Road between South Main Street and Weaver Street due to a slide on Wabash Street. The restriction will occur until further notice, while crews from the City of Pittsburgh address the Wabash Street slide.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only.


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