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Northbound Freeport Road Ramp to the Highland Park Bridge Permanent Closure Begins Monday in Sharpsburg


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.

Beginning at 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 be detoured.

Posted Detour

Northbound Freeport 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 Park Bridge

  • End detour

Additionally, 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 work.

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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