Lane closures will occur on State Route 50 and on some side roads in South Fayette Township through October 2015 for a $19 million road improvement project by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn DOT).
Route 50 reconstruction in South Fayette will occur between the Cecil Township/Washington County line and the Millers Run Road intersection near Bridgeville.
Single-lane traffic in both directions will be maintained on Route 50 at all times. Beginning at 7:00 AM on Monday March 30, traffic on eastbound Route 50 will be restricted to a single lane as crews conduct preparatory work including barrier installation and asphalt work. Once the preparatory work is complete, all traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes while work on the westbound lanes begins. A single 11 foot lane will be maintained in each direction in the eastbound lanes.
In addition, access to some side roads along Route 50 will be closed and detoured during parts of the project.
For about a month around May, several hundred feet of Millers Run Road will be closed at the lighted intersection across from the farmer’s market, in the Gladden area. The closure will overlap with a month-long closure of Mitchell Road. A couple hundred feet of Alpine Road—going uphill from Route 50—will temporarily close around September. More specific closure dates will be available later.
For the reconstruction, the existing concrete will be patched and then overlaid with a 1-inch bituminous layer and then a 6-inch concrete layer. Plans also include guiderail, barrier and sign updates, drainage work, traffic signal upgrades, debris removal and pavement markings.
Estimated work completion date is Oct. 28.
PennDOT District 11 Hotline: 412-429-6035