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​Route 19/Shaler Street Bridge Replacement

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.

Single-lane 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.

Using Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques, the Shaler Street Bridge which was constructed in a temporary staging area adjacent to Route 19, was transported to the permanent location. 

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.