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.
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.
From northbound Route 28, take
the RD Fleming Bridge/Sharpsburg (Exit 5A) off-ramp
Continue straight at the stop
Bear right onto North Main
Street (Route 1001)
North Main Street becomes Main
Main Street becomes Freeport
Take the ramp to the Highland
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
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)
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
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.
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