PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the ramp from southbound Route 51 (West Carson Street) to Route 837 (West Carson Street) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night, July 31 through Monday morning, August 3 weather permitting. 

Milling and paving operations will occur from 8 p.m. Friday night continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning on the ramp from southbound Route 51 to Route 837 that runs under the West End Bridge. To allow the work to occur, the ramp will close to traffic the entire weekend.  All traffic will be detoured.

Posted detour:

  • Traveling southbound on Route 51 (West Carson Street), motorists will continue past the closed ramp toward the West End Circle
  • Turn right onto Steuben Street
  • Turn left onto Short Street toward Crafton/Downtown – North 19/60
  • Turn left onto South Main Street toward West End Bridge/Downtown – North 279/19
  • Turn right onto southbound Route 837 (West Carson Street) toward Downtown
  • End detour

The work is part of the $6.06 million improvement project.  Gulisek Construction, LLC is the prime contractor.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

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