Another long-term roadwork closure along the Highway 28 corridor is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Monday as PennDOT crews rebuild the north ramp from the Highland Park Bridge to Freeport Road.
The ramp is expected to be closed until early February. The works will include the rehabilitation of the bridge and the improvement of the drainage.
Traffic on the ramp to Freeport Road will be detoured. The Freeport Road northbound ramp (Aspinwall exit) will remain open.
The detour directs motorists to continue over the Highland Park Bridge past the closed ramp. Then take the on-ramp to Route 28 north towards Tarentum and take the Fox Chapel/Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road exit ramp (exit 8). Turn right onto Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road and turn right onto Freeport Road. Follow Freeport Road to the Highland Park Bridge.
The construction is part of the $47.31 million improvement project that will address the existing bottleneck and congested traffic flow on Route 28 at the Highland Park Bridge Interchange.
Lane restrictions on Route 28 and long-term ramp closures will occur throughout the project, which is expected to be completed in late 2023.