Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

06/01/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/01/2023 13:50

REMINDER: Route 50 Washington Pike Bridge Extended Weekend Closure June 1-5 in Bridgeville, South Fayette

REMINDER: Route 50 Washington Pike Bridge Extended Weekend Closure June 1-5 in Bridgeville, South Fayette

06/01/2023

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Pittsburgh, PA - PennDOT District 11 is reminding motorists the final extended weekend closure of the Route 50 (Washington Pike) bridge over Chartiers Creek in Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette Township, Allegheny County, will occur tonight, Thursday evening through Monday morning, June 1-5 weather permitting.

The Route 50 structure over Chartiers Creek between Millers Run Road and Chartiers Street will close to traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday night continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning. Crews will conduct bridge deck overlay work, approach roadway reconstruction, and sign structure and pavement marking installation. Motorists will be detoured.

Posted Detours

West of the Bridge (South Fayette side)

  • Take Millers Run Road (Route 50) westbound

  • Take the ramp to northbound I-79

  • From northbound I-79, take the Heidelberg/Collier (Exit 55) off-ramp

  • Follow to Route 50

  • End Detour

East of the Bridge

  • Follow Route 50 eastbound

  • Turn left onto the ramp toward I-79 Erie/Washington

  • Take the I-79 South ramp toward Washington

  • From southbound I-79, take the Route 50 Bridgeville (Exit 54) off-ramp

  • Turn right onto Route 50 (Millers Run Road)

  • Follow to Washington Pike (Route 50)

  • End detour

Local police will assist motorists at various intersections between Millers Run Road (Route 50) in South Fayette Township and the I-79 ramp in Collier Township.

To allow bridge work to occur Chartiers Street between Route 50 and Dewey Avenue and Church Street at Route 50 will close to traffic from 6 p.m. Thursday night through 5 a.m. Monday morning. Chartiers Street traffic will be detoured via Route 50, Station Street, Dewey Avenue and Bank Street. Church Street traffic will be detoured via Station Street and Chess Street.

Pedestrians will be accommodated either by a dedicated pedestrian walkway across the bridge or a temporary pedestrian shuttle. If the shuttle is utilized by the contractor, it will provide service Friday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. The pedestrian stops will be located in the following locations:

  • The intersection of Route 50 and James Street in Bridgeville

  • The intersection of Route 50 and Millers Run Road (Route 50)/Washington Pike (Route 3003)

Pickup times at the designated shuttle stops will not exceed 30-minute cycles.

The structure over Chartiers Creek will be widened to seven lanes using Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques as part of this $10.78 million improvement project. An exclusive lane from southbound Washington Pike to northbound I-79, widening work on the northbound I-79 on-ramp, and Chartiers Street widening to include a turning lane has already been completed.

The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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.

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.

CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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