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Northbound Route 28 Off-ramp to the Highland Park Bridge Long-term Closure Begins Monday in Sharpsburg


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the long-term closure of the ramp from northbound Route 28 to the Highland Park Bridge in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will begin Monday morning, June 21 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 3 a.m. on Monday, the ramp from northbound Route 28 to the Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall (Exit 6) will close to traffic for 83 consecutive days.  Crews will conduct expansion dam and bearing replacement, concrete repairs, blasting and painting operations, drainage improvements, steel repairs, and an epoxy overlay on the deck. Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

  • From northbound Route 28, take the RD Fleming Bridge/Sharpsburg (Exit 5A) off-ramp

  • Continue straight at the stop sign

  • Bear right onto North Main Street (Route 1001)

  • North Main Street becomes Main Street

  • Main Street becomes Freeport Road

  • Take the ramp to the Highland Park Bridge

  • End detour

Alternate Detour

  • From northbound Route 28, continue past the closed ramp

  • Take the Fox Chapel Road/Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road (Exit 8) off-ramp

  • Bear left toward Fox Chapel Road

  • At the stop sign, turn left onto Fox Chapel Road

  • Turn left onto the ramp to southbound Route 28

  • From southbound Route 28 take the left-hand off-ramp to South 8/Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall (Exit 6)

  • End detour

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.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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