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Route 19 Saw Mill Run Boulevard Closure Wednesday Night through Saturday Morning in Pittsburgh


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.

Using 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 End Circle.

“The 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’ commutes.”

Route 19 traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

Northbound Route 19

  • Take the left-hand ramp to West 376/South 19 toward Carnegie/Airport

  • Turn right onto Woodville Avenue

  • Turn right onto Greentree Road

  • Greentree Road becomes Wabash Street

  • Turn right onto South Main Street

  • Follow South Main Street to the West End Circle

  • End detour

Southbound Route 19

  • From the West End Circle, take Steuben Street

  • Turn left onto Short Street

  • Bear right onto South Main Street

  • Turn left onto Wabash Street

  • Wabash Street becomes Greentree Road

  • 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

  • End detour

The 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 six months.

The 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 reconstruction work.

Crews from Swank Construction Company, LLC will conduct the work.

Please use caution if traveling in this area.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Yasmeen Manyisha, 412-429-5044

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