PennDOT District 11 is announcing a long-term northbound lane restriction on the Highland Park Bridge in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, February 13 weather permitting.

The left-hand lane from the Highland Park Bridge/Freeport Road interchange to Route 28 will close to traffic around-the-clock beginning at 7 a.m. Monday continuously through late August.  Crews will conduct bridge reconstruction, drainage improvement, roadway reconstruction, highway lighting and traffic signal work.

All ramps will remain open at this time. Information on additional ramp closures will be provided in advance of the work beginning.

This work is part of the $47.31 million Route 28 Highland Park Interchange Project that includes reconstruction of Route 28 between North Canal Street/Kittanning Pike and extending north/east to the Delafield Avenue Interchange, the reestablishment of two travel lanes on Route 28 in each direction through the interchange, and construction of improved acceleration and deceleration ramps. Also included in the project is the reconstruction of the Route 28 ramps with the Highland Park Bridge and Freeport Road, bridge/wall preservation work, bridge, and roadway widening, sound barriers, and miscellaneous operational and safety improvements.

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