PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work on Route 50 (Washington Avenue) in Carnegie Borough, Allegheny County will begin Wednesday, August 16 weather permitting.

Concrete patching, sawcutting, joint sealing, and other miscellaneous construction activities requiring single-lane alternating traffic on Route 50 will occur through late October according to the following schedule: 

  • Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday from 7 a.m. continuously through 6 a.m. Monday

Noise restrictions will be in place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights. Overnight work will be limited to less disruptive operations.

Work on this $1.2 million project will occur on Route 50 between Boden Avenue and East Main Street. Initial work will begin between Boden Avenue and Franklin Avenue.

Please use caution while traveling through the work zone. Flaggers will assist motorists through the construction area.

Gulisek Construction is the prime contractor.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 50 including traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Route 50” in the subject line.

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 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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