Route 28 may make you late

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

More complications lie ahead for overnight drivers on Route 28 and the Parkway East this week. Let’s get right to it.

roadworkaheadInbound Route 28 will be down to one lane from the 40th Street Bridge to East Ohio Street starting at 8 p.m. today through Friday. UPDATE: PLANS FOR A FULL CLOSURE ON TUESDAY NIGHT HAVE BEEN CANCELED. The second lane reopens by 5 a.m. daily.

The ramp from northbound South Braddock Avenue to the inbound Parkway East will be closed at 9 p.m. today through Saturday for expansion dam replacement. The closures will end at 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday but not until 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The posted detour is to continue north to a left on Forbes Avenue, left on Murray Avenue and right on Forward Avenue to the Squirrel Hill on-ramp to the inbound parkway but many will doubtless just look for a convenient place to turn around, because the on-ramp from southbound South Braddock Avenue to the inbound parkway will be open.

Drivers get a week off from the outbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel closures this coming weekend. The next outbound closures are scheduled for the weekends of May 10 and May 17.



Lane restrictions are possible on the east side of the Hulton Bridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through June 29 as Duquesne Light works on new utility poles. Flag crews will be out.

Crack and joint sealing will cause overnight restrictions and slowdowns on Route 50 in both directions from Bridgeville to Carnegie starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday and every weeknight through next Monday. Work wraps by 6 a.m. daily.

Line repainting will occur on the three parkways, Interstate 79 and Route 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays until further notice. Stay well back from paint trucks unless you think your ride would look good with yellow and white splotches on it. PennDOT won’t pay for the damage.

Bridge inspections will cause lane closures on Route 65 between Kendall and Millerton avenues in Brighton Heights and Bellevue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday.

Butler Street will have short-term lane restrictions at One Wild Place (the zoo entrance) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.

Traffic signal work will cause short-term restrictions on Business Route 22 in Monroeville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 10 at these intersections: Nottingham Drive, GP Entrance Road, Penn Center Boulevard, Northern Pike, Duff Road, Stroschein Road, Miracle Mile Driveway, McMasters Drive and Mosside Boulevard.

Traffic has been reduced to one lane on Interstate 80 eastbound in Mercer County for about 2 1/2 miles approaching the Grove City-Sandy Lake exit. The restriction is expected to end by 1 p.m. Friday.

Crews will seal coat the shoulders on Route 28 from the Allegheny County line to West Kittanning and Route 422 from the Judge Graff Bridge to the Butler County line over the coming three weeks.

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