Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing the permanent closure of the ramp from northbound Freeport Road to
the Highland Park Bridge in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will be
implemented Monday morning, July 26 weather permitting.
approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, the ramp from northbound Freeport Road to the
Highland Park Bridge will permanently close to traffic. The closed ramp will be utilized as a
pedestrian detour while the structure over Freeport Road is reconstructed.
Future phases of construction to the Freeport Road/Highland Park Bridge
interchange will accommodate traffic in both directions of Freeport Road. In
the meantime, northbound Freeport Road traffic to the Highland Park Bridge will
Road to the Highland Park Bridge
From northbound Freeport Road,
continue past the permanently closed ramp
Turn left onto Fox Chapel Road
Turn left onto the ramp to
southbound Route 28 toward Pittsburgh
Take the left-hand ramp to
South 8 Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall (Exit 6)
Follow the ramp to the Highland
single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions of Freeport Road at the
overhead structure at the Highland Park Bridge. Crews will conduct
reconstruction work on the structure, ramp reconstruction work, and utility
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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