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East General Robinson Street/Route 28 Barrier Installation Implemented in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing barrier installation work has been completed at the merge point of East General Robinson Street and the I-279 off-ramp to Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Barrier installation has been completed in advance of the next phase of the I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project.  The newly installed barrier runs from the merge point of the I-279 off-ramp to Route 28 and East General Robinson along northbound Route 28.

Motorists using the I-279 off-ramp to Route 28 will have access to northbound Route 28 and to the I-279 North/East Ohio Street exit.  Motorists will not have access to the Chestnut Street off-ramp.

Motorists from East General Robinson Street will have access to northbound Route 28 and to Chestnut Street.  Motorists will not have access to the I-279 North/East Ohio Street exit and will use the following detour:

  • From East General Robinson Street/northbound Route 28, take the Chestnut Street off-ramp

  • Turn left onto Chestnut Street

  • Turn left onto East Ohio Street

  • Follow East Ohio Street to Madison Avenue

  • End detour

The $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead sign structures, repairs to 29 walls, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, HOV lane operation systems upgrades, sign upgrades, guide rail and drainage improvements, and an anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange.

Crews from the Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct the work.  Please use caution while driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone's responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write "Subscribe – Parkway North" in the subject line.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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