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UPDATE: New Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Bridge Underway in Westmoreland County


Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is providing an update to the Monday, December 4, 2023, press release regarding temporary traffic modifications on Route 51 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County.

Single-lane restrictions are currently in place on:

  • Northbound and southbound Route 51.
    • Between Concord Lane and Finley Road.
    • Anticipated through the evening of Friday, December 8. 
  • Southbound Route 51.
    • Between Finley Road and Ridge Road.
    • Anticipated through the evening of Friday, December 22.
    • All lanes will be open through the weekends.
    • Potential northbound restrictions will occur in the same location.

Construction work is done depending on weather and operations.

Restrictions will be removed for inclement weather.

Crews from Golden Triangle and subcontractors will be performing work for the new Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Bridge, along with the overpass carrying Route 51 over Interstate 70, as part of the $120.6 million Interstate 70 at Route 51 Improvement Project, which is anticipated to be complete in October 2027. 

Exercise caution, remain alert, and follow the posted signs and speed limits. Safety is everyone's responsibility.

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 local alerts on X

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties at District 12

Information about infrastructure in District 12, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 12 Accomplishments and PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at PA Transportation Projects

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Contact:  Laina Aquiline, or 724.415.3748

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