PennDOT District 11 is announcing the long-term single-lane restriction on Washington Pike (Route 50) in Collier Township, Allegheny County has been extended.
The single-lane restriction on westbound Washington Pike (Route 50) between Vanadium Road and Landgraf Avenue, which began July 10, has been extended through Friday, December 15. The single-lane restriction will remain in place to allow crews to construct a retaining wall. The sidewalk will be closed and pedestrians detoured.
The pedestrian detour utilizes the driveway between Eat’n Park and Pep Boys, taking pedestrians around the building, then back up Washington Pike near the Chase Bank. There will be directional detour signs along the route.
Please use caution when driving through the area. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Work on this $5.61 million widening project began in November 2022. The majority of the work in 2023 will be utility relocation work on Route 50 in Collier Township. Work in 2024 will include roadway widening to accommodate exclusive left turn lanes at the Washington Pike (Route 50) intersection with Vanadium Road. Additionally, the Washington Pike and Vanadium Road intersection will be modified to a standard plus intersection, eliminating the existing dual driveways at Eat’n Park. The restaurant will be relocated further back from the roadway to allow for the roadway widening and intersection improvements. Other work includes new sidewalks, updated ADA curb ramps, traffic signal upgrades, signing and pavement marking updates, drainage guide rail work, and other miscellaneous construction. Motorists will see single-lane restrictions with one lane of traffic maintained in each direction at all times. The turn lane and other modifications at the Vanadium Road intersection are expected to help alleviate congestion in this area. The overall project is anticipated to conclude in late 2024.
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