Route 65 Fort Duquesne Bridge to McKees Rocks Bridge
Project Start Date:         Spring 2016

Project Completion:       Fall 2017

Project Description

Work on southbound Route 65 was completed in 2016 on the $25.28 million improvement project between the McKees Rocks and Fort Duquesne Bridges in the City of Pittsburgh.  Work is underway in the northbound direction of Route 65 and will continue into September 2017.  Northbound work will consist of concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge rehabilitation, ramp reconstruction, drainage and guide rail updates, signage, retaining wall repairs, and pavement marking installation.  Long-term, single-lane closures and ramp closures will occur.  Two 11-foot-wide lanes of traffic will be maintained on Route 65 between the Fort Duquesne and West End Bridges.  A single 11-foot lane will remain open between the West End and McKees Rocks Bridges.
Traffic Advisories 

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 65 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Route 65” in the subject line.

Public Outreach

Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) will be fielding customer comments and questions through construction.  Customers can contact the project hotline manned by ACTA by calling 412-533-4602 or 412-533-4601. ACTA representatives can also reached by e-mail at or

The hotline will be manned Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.  Any after-hours or weekend calls will be returned the next business day.


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