Route 19 Saw Mill Run Boulevard to Reopen Wednesday
Morning in Pittsburgh
Shaler Street Bridge Successfully Installed
Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing the reopening of Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) in the City of
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is anticipated to occur at 6 a.m. Wednesday,
November 6 weather permitting.
Route 19 will reopen
to a single-lane in each direction between the West End Circle and I-376
(Parkway West) at approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. The roadway has been
closed since Sunday for the installation of the Shaler Street Bridge.
restrictions will remain in place through mid-December on Route 19 as crews
continue work including guide rail installation and median barrier
replacement. Southbound Route 19 will
reopen to two lanes of traffic for approximately two hours after Steeler home
games to help mitigate congestion.
Bridge Construction techniques, the Shaler Street Bridge which was constructed
in a temporary staging area adjacent to Route 19, was transported to the
The new bridge spans
were moved into place using a self-propelled modular transporter, the first
time PennDOT has used this technique. Crews will continue work on the bridge
for approximately two weeks before reopening the new structure. Work includes
concrete placement, bridge approach slab work, deck grinding and grooving,
protective sealer application, and pavement marking installation. Conventional
replacement of the bridge would take approximately six months.