Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing a short-term closure of the ramp from Delafield Avenue to northbound
Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Tuesday morning, June 28.
The on-ramp that
carries traffic from Delafield Avenue to northbound Route 28 will close
Tuesday, June 28 at 4 a.m. and will remain closed until 8 a.m. to allow paving
Ramp traffic will be
detoured except for Emergency Service vehicles.
Delafield Avenue to
Northbound Route 28
From Delafield Avenue, take
Freeport Road northbound
Follow Freeport Road to Fox
Turn left onto Fox Chapel Road
Turn left onto northbound Route
The work is part of
the $15.32 million project to improve approximately 3.5 miles of Route 28
between the Delafield Avenue exit (Exit 7) and the Harmar Township line,
approximately 1.75 miles north of the RIDC Park (Exit 10) interchange.
Construction will include minor road widening of the southbound lanes near the
Freeport Road on-ramp (Exit 8) interchange to allow for the existing lanes to
be reassigned. At the completion of the project, southbound Route 28 will
maintain two through lanes and an exit only off-ramp to Fox Chapel Road. Work
includes reconstruction of the Delafield Avenue ramps, concrete
preservation work on the Fox Chapel ramps, milling and paving work on the RIDC
Park ramps, and bridge preservation work on all structures within the project
limits. Additionally, highway lighting upgrades, ITS upgrades, green stormwater
features, guide rail upgrades, rockfall area cleanouts and fence repairs, and
other miscellaneous construction are part of the project. Single-lane
restrictions will occur with crews maintaining at least two lanes of traffic in
each direction during peak travel times and at least one lane in each direction
during off-peak hours. Ramp closures will occur as needed, with many
occurring overnight. The project is expected to be completed at the end of
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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