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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Lane closures set for Chartiers Bridge and Washington Pike

Chartiers Bridge and Washington Pike Road Project

Single-Lane Closures

Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022, single-lane closures will occur on Washington Pike, Chartiers Street and the Chartiers Bridge in South Fayette Township and Bridgeville Borough, weather permitting, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced.

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 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.

During the 2022 construction season, the bridge will be closed for three extended weekends and a 10-day 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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