Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday Aug. 12, 2022, the ramp that carries traffic from Route 50 West (near Starbucks, Chipotle and Aldi) to northbound I-79 in South Fayette will close to traffic around-the-clock until 6 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2022, according to PennDOT District 11.
Crews will conduct ramp widening and reconstruction work as part of the Route 50 Chartiers Bridge replacement project that is ongoing in South Fayette and Bridgeville.
Here is the official detour:
- From Route 50 (Millers Run Road) continue past the closed ramp
- Turn left onto the southbound I-79 ramp toward Washington
- From southbound I-79, take the ramp to Southpointe/Hendersonville (Exit 48)
- Turn left onto Southpointe Boulevard
- Turn right onto the ramp to northbound I-79 toward Pittsburgh
- Follow northbound I-79 back to the closed ramp
- End detour
The work is part of the $10.78 million Chartiers Bridge replacement project over Chartiers Creek which will be widened to seven lanes. Additionally, an exclusive lane from southbound Washington Pike to northbound I-79 will be constructed, and Chartiers Street will be widened to include a turning lane.
The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor for this project by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Please note South Fayette Township is not involved in this work and is providing this notice as a courtesy.