PennDOT District 11 is announcing single-lane restrictions on Route 28 in O’Hara Township, Allegheny County will be extended Monday, May 16 weather permitting with a change of time for northbound Route 28.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on Route 28 in both directions from Powers Run Road to the Fox Chapel on-ramp (Exit 8) weekdays through the end of August according to the following schedule:

  • Northbound restrictions will occur from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Southbound restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crews from Swank Construction Company will conduct patch layout work. Restrictions will be removed in the southbound direction two hours prior to the start of any sporting event in Pittsburgh. Restrictions will be removed in the northbound direction two hours before the end of any sporting event in Pittsburgh.

Additionally, short-term traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less for bridge jacking operations at the South Oak Road structure located between the Fox Chapel (Exit 8) and Blawnox (Exit 9) interchanges will occur next week according to the following schedule:

  • Northbound traffic stoppage – 8 a.m. Monday, May 16
  • Southbound traffic stoppage – 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19

The work is part of the $15.32 million project to improve approximately 3.5 miles of Route 28 between the Delafield Avenue exit (Exit 7) and the Harmar Township line, approximately 1.75 miles north of the RIDC Park (Exit 10) interchange. Construction will include minor road widening of the southbound lanes near the Freeport Road on-ramp (Exit 8) interchange to allow for the existing lanes to be reassigned. At the completion of the project, southbound Route 28 will maintain two through lanes and an exit only off-ramp to Fox Chapel Road. Work includes reconstruction of the Delafield Avenue ramps, concrete preservation work on the Fox Chapel ramps, milling and paving work on the RIDC Park ramps, and bridge preservation work on all structures within the project limits. Additionally, highway lighting upgrades, ITS upgrades, green stormwater features, guide rail upgrades, rockfall area cleanouts and fence repairs, and other miscellaneous construction are part of the project. Single-lane restrictions will occur with crews maintaining at least two lanes of traffic in each direction during peak travel times and at least one lane in each direction during off-peak hours. Ramp closures will occur as needed, with many occurring overnight. The project is expected to be completed at the end of 2022.

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 stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence counties at www.penndot.gov/District11.

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

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