PennDOT District 11 is announcing an extended weekend closure of the Route 50 (Washington Pike) bridge over Chartiers Creek in Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette Township, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday evening through Monday morning, April 13-17 weather permitting.

The Route 50 structure over Chartiers Creek between Millers Run Road and Chartiers Street will close to traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday night continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning. Crews will begin structure replacement work with the demolition and replacement of one half of the bridge. Motorists will be detoured.

Posted Detours

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

End Detour

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)

End detour

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 the entire weekend. 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 from 1 p.m. Thursday continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning. A temporary pedestrian shuttle will provide service during the weekend as the bridge sidewalks will be closed. 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.

The structure over Chartiers Creek will be widened to seven lanes using Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques as part of this $10.78 million improvement project. An exclusive lane from southbound Washington Pike to northbound I-79, widening work on the northbound I-79 on-ramp, and Chartiers Street widening to include a turning lane has already been completed.

The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.

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