Due to unexpected field operation issues the ramp from Washington Boulevard (Route 8) to the Highland Park Bridge will remain closed until further notice.

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the northbound Washington Boulevard (Route 8) ramp to the Highland Park Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will occur Thursday night, April 20 weather permitting.

The ramp that carries traffic from northbound Washington Boulevard (Route 8) to the Highland Park Bridge will close to traffic from 8 p.m. Thursday night through 4 a.m. Friday morning as PennDOT crews conduct deck patching and barrier repair work. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

Northbound Washington Boulevard Ramp to the Highland Park Bridge

  • Continue on northbound on Route 8 (Washington Boulevard/Butler Street)
  • Follow Butler Street to the 62nd Street Bridge
  • Turn right onto the 62nd Street Bridge
  • Take the ramp toward Sharpsburg (to Route 28)
  • At the stop sign, turn right toward Sharpsburg
  • Turn right onto North Main Street
  • Follow North Main Street back to the Highland Park Bridge
  • End detour

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 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.

Information about infrastructure in District 11 including completed work and significant projects, is available at http://www.penndot.pa.gov/D11Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.  

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