Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing the closure of Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) in the City of
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Wednesday night through Saturday
morning, October 30-November 2 weather permitting.
Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques, the Shaler Street Bridge which has
been constructed in a temporary staging area adjacent to Route 19, will be
transported to the permanent location.
To allow this to occur, Route 19 will be closed to traffic according to
the following schedule:
Southbound Route 19 will close
to traffic at 7 p.m. Wednesday night, October 30 continuously through 6
a.m. Saturday morning, November 2 between the West End Circle (and
associated ramps) to Parkway West.
Northbound Route 19 will close
to traffic at 9 a.m. Thursday morning, October 31 continuously through 6
a.m. Saturday morning between the on-ramp to the Parkway West and the West
Department appreciates the public’s patience as our design and construction
teams use an innovative bridge moving technology, saving months of restrictions
and closures,” said Assistant District Executive for Construction Jason Zang.
“With the ongoing maintenance and improvements to our infrastructure, we will
continue to utilize techniques that minimize impacts to our customers’
19 traffic will be detoured.
Take the left-hand ramp to West
376/South 19 toward Carnegie/Airport
Turn right onto Woodville
Turn right onto Greentree Road
Greentree Road becomes Wabash
Turn right onto South Main
Follow South Main Street to the
West End Circle
From the West End Circle, take
Turn left onto Short Street
Bear right onto South Main
Turn left onto Wabash Street
Wabash Street becomes Greentree
Turn left onto Woodville Avenue
Turn right onto the ramp to
I-376 Parkway West
To continue to southbound Route
19, bear left toward South Truck 19/51 toward Uniontown
Stay left toward East 376/South
51 toward Uniontown
Take the South Truck 19/51 ramp
(Exit 69B) toward Uniontown
new bridge spans will be 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. Conventional replacement of the bridge would take approximately
work is part of the $14.55 million improvement project that also includes
concrete reconstruction of Route 19, median barrier replacement, lengthening of
the Wabash Street deceleration ramp, sign structure replacements, and ramp
from Swank Construction Company, LLC will conduct the work.
use caution if traveling in this area.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by
visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day,
provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information
and access to more than 950 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: Yasmeen Manyisha, 412-429-5044