Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing the reopening of the ramp from Freeport Road to the Highland Park
Bridge in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will occur today, Wednesday,
November 24 weather permitting.
The ramp from
southbound Freeport Road to the Highland Park Bridge will reopen at
approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday. The ramp has been closed to traffic since
September 7 for reconstruction and drainage improvements. Traffic from both
northbound and southbound Freeport Road will use the new intersection to access
the bridge in the southbound direction. Traffic traveling northbound will yield
to traffic in the southbound direction on Freeport Road until a traffic signal
is installed. The signal installation will occur in a later phase of the
project. Southbound Freeport Road traffic to the Highland Park Bridge will
continue to use the interchange as they did prior to the closure.
Additionally, once the
ramp reopens to traffic, the current ramp from northbound Freeport Road to
southbound Highland Park Bridge will close permanently to vehicular traffic.
The ramp will remain open to pedestrians
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 email@example.com. Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject
Motorists can check
conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com.
511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay
warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than
1,000 traffic cameras.
511PA is also
available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by
calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA
Subscribe to PennDOT
news and traffic alerts in Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence counties at www.penndot.gov/District11.
infrastructure in District 11, including completed work and significant
projects, is available at www.penndot.gov/D11Results.
Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.
Follow PennDOT on
Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews
and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation
and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot/.
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
# # #