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Highland Park Bridge Ramps Reopened Today in Allegheny County


​Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the ramps at the Highland Park Bridge interchange in Aspinwall and Sharpsburg boroughs, Allegheny County, have reopened to traffic today, Wednesday, September 27.

The following ramps have reopened to unrestricted traffic:

  • Southbound Route 28 to the Highland Park Bridge

  • Highland Park Bridge to Freeport Road (Aspinwall Exit)

  • Freeport Road to northbound and southbound Route 28

Crews conducted ramp reconstruction work, bridge rehabilitation, and drainage improvements.

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 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 Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 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 website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence counties at

Information about infrastructure in District 11, including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at

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Contact: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010 

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