PennDOT District 11 has announced an extended weekend closure of the Route 50 (Washington Pike) bridge over Chartiers Creek in Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette Township, will occur from Thursday, April 20, at 9 p.m. through Monday, April 24, at 5 a.m., weather permitting.
DURING BRIDGE CLOSURES: Bridgeville Washington Avenue Business District is OPEN!!!! Bridgeville Parking Authority will be providing FREE PUBLIC PARKING during the bridge closures to support our businesses!
The Route 50 structure will be closed between Millers Run Road and Chartiers St. Crews will begin structure replacement work with the demolition and replacement of one half of the bridge. Motorists will be detoured.
West of the Bridge (South Fayette side)
Take Millers Run Road (Route 50) westbound.
Take the ramp to northbound I-79.
From northbound I-79, take the Heidelberg/Collier (Exit 55) off-ramp.
Follow to Route 50.
East of the Bridge
Follow Route 50 eastbound.
Turn left onto the ramp toward I-79 Erie/Washington.
Take the I-79 South ramp toward Washington.
From southbound I-79, take the Route 50 Bridgeville (Exit 54) off-ramp.
Turn right onto Route 50 (Millers Run Road).
Follow to Washington Pike (Route 50).
Local police will assist motorists at various intersections between Millers Run Road (Route 50) in South Fayette Township and the I-79 ramp in Collier Township.
To allow bridge work to occur Chartiers Street between Route 50 and Dewey Avenue and Church Street at Route 50 will be required to close during the same time frame. Chartiers Street traffic will be detoured via Route 50, Station Street, Dewey Avenue and Bank Street. Church Street traffic will be detoured via Station Street and Chess Street.
The sidewalks on the bridge will close to pedestrian traffic during the bridge work. A temporary pedestrian shuttle will provide service during the weekend. The hours of service will occur from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. The pedestrian stops will be located in the following locations:
The intersection of Route 50 and James Street in Bridgeville
The intersection of Route 50 and Millers Run Road (Route 50)/Washington Pike (Route 3003)
Pickup times at the designated shuttle stops will not exceed 30-minute cycles.