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Freeport Road CLOSED between Fox Chapel Plaza and South Oak Hill Road for Bridge Replacement

Swank Construction Co. LLC., working as a General Contractor for PENNDOT, will implement a bridge closure of the Freeport Road Bridge over Squaw Run on or about September 10, 2018 in order to replace the structure. The bridge will be reopened in approximately 3 months from the closure.

The posted detour for this closure will be Old Freeport Road (click here for Detour map ).

For more information on this closure and the detour, contact PENNDOT at 412-781-3260.

Route 28 Highland Park Interchange Reconstruction Project

PennDOT District 11 and the Federal Highway Administration hosted a public meeting on Tuesday, December 12 to provide information on the Route 28 Highland Park Interchange Reconstruction Project.

The proposed project will address the existing bottleneck and congested traffic flow on Route 28 at the Highland Park interchange. Work includes the reconstruction of Route 28 between the Delafield Avenue interchange and Route 1003 (North Canal Street/Kittanning Pike), re-establishing two travel lanes in each direction through the interchange, and improvements of the acceleration and deceleration ramps. Route 28 ramp reconstruction work with the Highland Park Bridge and Route 1001 (Freeport Road), safety improvements, bridge preservation, and other miscellaneous construction activities are also included in the project.

If you were unable to attend the meeting on the Reconstruction Project here is a link to the PennDOT website that has all the information that was presented at the meeting-

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