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Route 1001 Freeport Road Bridge Weekend Closure February 24-25


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Freeport Road (Route 1001) bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25 weather permitting.
A closure of the Freeport Road bridge, located just west of the Highland Park Bridge interchange, will occur from 7 a.m. Saturday, February 24 through 5 p.m. Sunday, February 25. Crews will erect steel beams for a temporary pedestrian bridge.  Traffic will be detoured via the Highland Park Bridge, Butler Street and the 62nd Street Bridge.
Replacement work on the bridge, which will require a 120 closure, will begin in mid-April.  Additional information will be provided prior to the closure.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
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