Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Route 28 Work to Restrict Traffic through November

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Route 28 Work to Restrict Traffic through November

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After three glorious months of unrestricted outbound travel, Route 28 drivers will again be herded into a single lane, starting tonight if weather permits, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

The fifth and final phase of a massive reconstruction project that began in 2010 will force traffic into an 11-foot-wide lane from the Chestnut Street overpass to a point about 1,500 feet before the 31st Street Bridge, around the clock through next November.

Two lanes of inbound traffic will be maintained during peak periods, as motorists return to a pattern that has been in place most of the time since August 2010. Outbound traffic got a brief respite starting in September as the fourth phase of the project neared completion.

Also tonight, weather permitting, PennDOT will close the ramp from East Ohio Street to outbound Route 28, forcing traffic to detour via the 16th Street Bridge, Liberty Avenue and the 31st Street Bridge through late summer.

The final phase will complete the separation of inbound and outbound traffic with barriers on a stretch of Route 28 known for deadly collisions. …

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