PennDOT District 11 is announcing the long-term closure of the ramp from northbound Route 28 to Delafield Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Wednesday morning, May 11 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the ramp from northbound Route 28 to Delafield Avenue (Exit 7) will close to traffic around-the-clock through mid-June. Crews will conduct northbound Route 28 reconstruction, ramp tie-in reconstruction, and drainage improvements on the ramp.  Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

Northbound Route 28 to Delafield Avenue (Exit 7)

  • From northbound Route 28, continue past the closed ramp
  • Take the Fox Chapel Road/Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road off-ramp (Exit 8)
  • Bear right toward Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road
  • Turn right onto Freeport Road
  • Follow Freeport Road back to Delafield Avenue
  • End detour

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.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 28 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.

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 Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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