PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists that Babcock Boulevard (Route 4009) in Ross Township, Allegheny County, will be reduced to a single lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal at the intersection with Peoples Road beginning Tuesday, June 25, weather permitting.

Crews will continue culvert replacement work at the intersection of Peoples Road and Babcock Boulevard with the construction phase change beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Crews will transition the westbound section of Babcock Boulevard approaching the intersection to a single-lane lane carrying bi-directional traffic. Peoples Road approaching the intersection will return to a single-lane in each direction. The spur ramp from Peoples Road to Babcock Boulevard will remain closed. All movements will be permitted at the intersection.

Flaggers will assist motorists through the intersection on Tuesday while temporary traffic signals are implemented. The configuration will remain in place through the end of November.

The current truck detour will remain in place.

Motorists should anticipate congestion issues, particularly the first week of the new configuration. Alternate routes should be considered.

This $2.74 million emergency repair is due to damage from flooding in July of 2018.  The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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 950 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

3 thoughts on “Route 4009 Babcock Boulevard Phase Change at Peoples Road Tuesday in Ross Township

  1. When there are extended road restrictions due to road work, would it be possible to erect temporary webcams so motorist can judge the traffic backups?

    1. Good Afternoon,

      I have forwarded your question to PennDOT District 11 and will get back to you as soon as I receive feedback from them. Thank you.

    2. Good Morning,

      According to PennDOT District 11 traffic cameras and the infrastructure that supports them is extremely costly. The Department is slowly covering the interstates and high volume roadways in our region with the equipment but putting up cameras in this location would be cost prohibitive. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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