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Route 51 Emergency Repairs Begin Monday in Rostraver Township

02/03/2022

​Uniontown, PA – PennDOT District 12 is announcing emergency work to repair Route 51 over I-70 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County will begin Monday, February 7 weather permitting. 

Beginning Monday, single-lane closures and intermittent traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur as needed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on southbound Route 51 between the Washington and New Stanton off-ramps through Friday, February 11. In conjunction with the lane closures, the ramp from westbound I-70 to southbound Route 51/Uniontown (Exit 46A) will be closed to traffic and detoured. Crews will conduct work to install a temporary support beam on the bridge deck.

Posted detour

Ramp from westbound I-70 to southbound Route 51

  • Continue on westbound I-70

  • Take the Arnold City exit (Exit 44)

  • Make a left onto Indian Hill Road

  • Turn left onto the ramp for eastbound I-70

  • Follow eastbound I-70 to the southbound Route 51/Uniontown exit (Exit 46A)

  • End detour

Additionally, starting Monday single-lane restrictions will occur as needed in each direction on I-70 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. between the Uniontown (Exit 46A) and Pittsburgh (Exit 46B) interchanges through early March. During the single-lane closures on eastbound I-70, the ramp from southbound 51 to eastbound I-70 will be closed. Traffic will be detoured. Crews will perform repairs to the bridge beam. 

Posted detour

Ramp from southbound Route 51 to eastbound I-70

  • From southbound Route 51 take the westbound I-70/Washington ramp

  • Take the Arnold City exit (Exit 44)

  • Make a left onto Indian Hill Road

  • Turn left onto the ramp for eastbound I-70

  • End detour

Long-term lane closures will also occur on westbound I-70 in early March. Additionally, complete closures of both lanes of westbound I-70 are anticipated to occur in early-to-mid-March. The westbound closures are expected to occur during two nighttime closures and one weekend closure.  More information on these restrictions will be upcoming.

The project is necessary to repair a beam on the bridge carrying Route 51 over I-70 that was damaged by an over-height vehicle. The work and associated restrictions will be weather dependent. The majority of the project is anticipated to conclude in late March.

The prime contractor is the Amelie Construction.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an I-70 Projects website to alert the public of upcoming restrictions. Motorists can also subscribe to PennDOT District 12 news and traffic alerts by visiting www.PennDOT.gov/District12.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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.

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Information about infrastructure in District 12 including completed work and significant projects, is available at http://www.penndot.gov/D12Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.  

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