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Route 66 Railroad Crossing Replacement Begins Monday in Westmoreland County


Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is announcing that a segment of Route 66 is scheduled to close Monday, May 20, 7:00 AM, between Route 4034 (Orr Avenue) and Route 4099 (Sheridan Road) in Oklahoma Borough, Westmoreland County.

The closure in anticipated until Friday, May 24, 5:00 PM, and a 14.5 mile posted detour –
attached as an image – will be in place using:

  • Route 356.
  • South Leechburg Hill Road.
  • Route 56 (PA War Veterans Memorial Highway/Custer Avenue/Lincoln Street/Washington Avenue/Sherman Avenue/Farragut Avenue/Dime Road).
  • Route 56/66 (Jefferson Street/River Road/North Warren Avenue/Kiski Avenue).
  • Route 66 (First Street). 

Crews from Norfolk Southern Railroad will be replacing the railroad crossing.

This notice is being issued as a public service announcement. This is not a PennDOT project.

Remain alert and follow the posted signs and speed limits. Safety is everyone's responsibility. 
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 X alerts.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties at

Information about infrastructure in District 12, including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Laina Aquiline, or 724-415-3748​

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