Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing the closure of the ramp from the northbound Highland Park Bridge to
northbound Freeport Road (Aspinwall Exit) in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny
County, will occur Tuesday, January 24 weather permitting.
The ramp from
northbound Highland Park Bridge to northbound Freeport Road (Aspinwall Exit)
will close to traffic from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Crews will
conduct gas line excavation work on the ramp.
Ramp traffic to northbound Freeport Road will be detoured.
Park Bridge to Freeport Road (Aspinwall Exit)
Continue on the Highland Park
Bridge past the closed ramp
Take the ramp to Sharpsburg
At the stop sign turn left onto
northbound Freeport Road
The ramp work is part
of the $47.31 million improvement project that will address the existing
bottleneck and congested traffic flow on Route 28 at the Highland Park Bridge
interchange. The project, which started in late 2020, involves the
reconstruction of Route 28 between North Canal Street/Kittanning Pike and
Delafield Avenue, the establishment of two travel lanes in each direction
through the interchange, and the reconstruction of acceleration and
deceleration ramps. The project also features the reconstruction of ramps at
the Highland Park Bridge/Freeport Road interchange, bridge and wall
preservation work, roadway widening, sound barrier installation, and
miscellaneous operational and safety improvements. Lane restrictions on Route
28 and long-term ramp closures will occur throughout the project which is
expected to conclude in late 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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