PennDOT’s 12 New Projects for 2015
It’s the eve of orange-barrel season in the Pittsburgh area. Do you know your detours?
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Another sure sign spring is upon us is the annual announcement by PennDOT engineers of the year’s 12 new projects that have either begun or will soon.
Route 50 – Washington County to Millers Run Road in South Fayette Township
Work includes roadway reconstruction, drainage improvements, traffic-signal upgrades, debris removal, signing and pavement markings. Traffic will be shifted onto one side of the roadway, while reconstruction work occurs. Single-lane traffic in each direction will be maintained.
Route 51 – Lebanon Church Road to Bausman Street
Roadway improvements are set to begin in May on nearly 11 miles of Route 51 from Lebanon Church Road to Bausman Street in the City of Pittsburgh, Baldwin, Whitehall and Brentwood boroughs. Throughout the duration of the project, milling and paving activities will occur during overnight hours.
Bigelow Boulevard/Bloomfield Bridge/North Craig Street/Baum Boulevard
Anticipated to begin in June, this project consists of roadway reconstruction and resurfacing on Route 380 between Finland Street and Morewood Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh. Additional work includes reconstruction of the ramps connecting the Bloomfield Bridge to Bigelow Boulevard, preservation work on the Baum Boulevard Bridge, pavement markings, sign updates, barrier replacement, ADA curb cut ramps, signal improvements and drainage work. Long-term and weekend closures will require detours in 2015.
Bunola River Road Slide – Forward Township
Landslide remediation, roadway reconstruction and retaining wall work will occur on Bunola River Road between Elkhorn Road and approximately 2 miles north of River Hill Road.
Castle Shannon Boulevard
Work to rehabilitate Castle Shannon Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon is anticipated to begin in May. Work will include upgrading pavement from brick to asphalt, drainage improvements, curb and sidewalk repairs, traffic signal upgrades, pavement marking and ADA curb cut ramp installations. To accommodate work, short-term lane restrictions and several weekend closures with detours will occur.
East Ohio Street/East Street
Work is set to begin in June on the East Ohio Street Improvement Project in the City of Pittsburgh. This project will include concrete roadway reconstruction, traffic signal and signage improvements, ADA curb cut ramp and pavement marking installation, drainage improvements, retaining wall rehabilitation, bridge preservation work, and other miscellaneous construction. Additional work includes bike lane installation on East Ohio Street. Traffic will be maintained on all three roadways throughout the duration of the project.
Glenwood Bridge Ramps
Preparatory work is anticipated to begin in August, with major bridge rehabilitation work starting in 2016. Six structures in the Glenwood Bridge Interchange will undergo rehabilitation work including deck replacement and concrete substructure repairs. Additionally, steel repairs and painting will occur on four bridges. Traffic will be maintained for the majority of the project; however, short-term detours may be required.
Tri-Boro Bridge Painting
The final phase of the Tri-Boro Bridge project is set to begin this month and end in November. Painting will occur on previously rehabilitated ramps on the Tri-Boro Bridge in East Pittsburgh Borough. Traffic will be maintained with one lane in each direction during the painting operations.
Washington Pike Bridge over Coal Run
Work to replace and improve the bridge that carries Washington Pike over Coal Run near Bursca Drive in South Fayette Township is anticipated to begin in April. Traffic will be maintained during construction. Large trucks will be detoured. A temporary structure will be constructed to accommodate pedestrians.
Work is set to begin late summer to rehabilitate the Liberty Bridge. Improvements will include deck replacement, structural steel repairs and painting, concrete repairs, signage improvements and the installation of a new alternating lane control system. Traffic restrictions will occur during off-peak hours throughout the life of the project.
McKnight Road over Pine Creek
Work will begin in May on the McKnight Road bridge rehabilitation and preservation project. The project will improve three existing bridges including structures that carry McKnight Road over Ingomar Road, Pine Creek and Route 19. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in each direction throughout the duration of the project.
Freeport Road Signals
Signal replacement and upgrade work has begun on Freeport Road in the City of Pittsburgh, O’Hara Township and Aspinwall and Blawnox boroughs. Improvements will be made at 12 different intersections.