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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Three-week full closure of Chartiers Street starts Oct. 24

Chartiers Bridge and Washington Pike Road Project

South Fayette is not involved in this project but will provide further updates as received from PennDOT or its contractors.

3-week full closure of Chartiers Street

Starting at 6 a.m. Mon. Oct. 24, 2022, Chartiers Street, between Washington Ave. (Route 50) and Dewey Ave. in Bridgeville (near Rite Aid), will be closed around-the-clock for three weeks until 5 a.m. Mon. Nov. 14.

Chartiers Street traffic will be detoured via Route 50, Station St., Dewey Ave, and Bank St.

The pedestrian detour uses Route 50, Station St., and Dewey Ave.

The closure is related to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) project to expand the Chartiers Bridge and nearby roadways in Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette Township.

Extended weekend closures

Three extended weekend closures of the Washington Pike/Avenue bridge over Chartiers Creek, at the border of Bridgeville and South Fayette, are expected to occur.

(UPDATE 11/7/22):

The Chartiers Bridge closure WILL NOT OCCUR the second or third weekends of November, as previously advertised, due to a material fabrication delay, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The detour signs on Washington Pike that were advertising a Nov. 10 closure start should be covered or turned off until the work is rescheduled.

Single-lane closures

Single-lane closures have been occurring since January 2022 on Washington Pike, Chartiers Street and the Chartiers Bridge in South Fayette Township and Bridgeville Borough, weather permitting.

Lane closures will occur weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 6 AM, and on weekends as needed, in each direction of Washington Pike, between James Street and Route 50, as well as on Chartiers Street, between Route 50 and Werner Street.

The work is part of a major PennDOT project to widen the bridge and add lanes. Work will include roadway excavation, widening, drainage improvements, utility work, signal updates, bridge foundation construction, retaining wall construction and pavement reconstruction.

About the Project

The bridge over Chartiers Creek will be widened to seven lanes using Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques as part of this $10.78 million improvement project.

Additionally:

  • An exclusive lane from southbound Washington Pike to northbound I-79 will be constructed
  • Widening work will occur on the northbound I-79 on-ramp
  • Chartiers Street will be widened to include a turning lane

The project began in 2021 with utility relocation work and is anticipated to conclude in late 2022 or 2023.

During the 2022 construction season, the bridge will be closed for three extended weekends and an extended closure of Chartiers Street will be required. Information will be provided in advance of all closures.

The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.

Please note that South Fayette Township is not conducting this work and is providing this information as a courtesy.

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