PennDOT District 11 is announcing a closure on West Seventh Avenue (Route 837) in West Homestead Borough, Allegheny County will begin Monday, August 8 weather permitting.

Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, West Seventh Avenue (Route 837) will be closed in each direction between each of the West Eighth Avenue intersections (one near the BP gas station and the other at the WHEMCO Steel Casting Inc. building) through late September as crews perform a full concrete roadway reconstruction, pavement markings, along with guide rail, sidewalk, and curb improvements. Local traffic will be detoured in each direction via West Eighth Avenue. Truck traffic will also be detoured according to the following:

Truck Detour

West of Closure

  • From northbound Route 837, take the ramp to northbound Route 885 (Glenwood Bridge)
  • Continue across the Glenwood Bridge
  • After crossing the bridge continue following northbound Route 885 (Second Avenue)
  • Turn right onto Hazelwood Avenue
  • Turn right onto Browns Hill Road
  • Continue across the Homestead Grays Bridge
  • Turn right onto West Eighth Avenue
  • Follow to West Seventh Avenue
  • End Detour

East of Closure

  • From southbound Route 837 (West Eighth Avenue), turn left onto the Homestead Grays Bridge
  • Continue onto Browns Hill Road
  • Turn left onto Hazelwood Avenue
  • Turn left onto southbound Route 885 (Second Avenue)
  • Follow Second Avenue across the Glenwood Bridge
  • Take the ramp to Route 837 (Glass Run Road/Carson Street/Homestead)
  • Turn left onto Glass Run Road
  • Turn left onto northbound Route 885
  • Take the ramp to southbound Route 837 (Homestead)
  • End Detour

The full concrete reconstruction on this $5.72 million project stretches approximately one mile on Route 837 (West Seventh Avenue/West Eighth Avenue) between Neel Streel and the Glenwood Bridge interchange. During construction, the road will close in three separate locations, requiring detours along West Seventh Avenue and West Eighth Avenue until work concludes in the fall of 2022. The closures will not occur simultaneously.

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.

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

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