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Delafield Avenue Ramp to Northbound Route 28 Closure Tuesday Morning in Pittsburgh


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 operations.

Ramp traffic will be detoured except for Emergency Service vehicles. 

Posted Detour

Delafield Avenue to Northbound Route 28

  • From Delafield Avenue, take Freeport Road northbound

  • Follow Freeport Road to Fox Chapel Road

  • Turn left onto Fox Chapel Road

  • Turn left onto northbound Route 28

  • End detour

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 2022.

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: Nicole Haney, 412-429-5004

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