For drivers who use Route 28, you can expect a change that’s taking place starting today. This is a huge change for the thousands of drivers who also use the Highland Park Bridge.
Motorists will encounter a detour and lane restrictions in Youngwood and additional restrictions on Route 30 in Hempfield beginning Monday, as work proceeds on PennDOT road projects.
In Youngwood, beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, a section of Depot Street, between northbound Route 119 (Third Street) and South Second Street, will be closed, and northbound and southbound lane restrictions will be in place on Route 119, between Hillis Street and the New Stanton Borough line.
The lane restrictions, for paving, are expected to continue through 7 p.m. on Thursday.
There will be no access between Route 119 and Burton Avenue during the paving. The intersections of Route 119 with Helman, Academy, Wilson and Fifth streets will be closed as needed.
The Depot Street closure is slated to remain in place until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Motorists will be detoured along Route 119 and Trolley Line Avenue.
PennDOT contractor Golden Triangle is in the midst of a $24.1 million project to reconstruct Route 119 in Youngwood and adjacent areas of New Stanton and Hempfield.
PITTSBURGH —PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were put in place Wednesday when snow was hitting the Pittsburgh region.Speed limits were reduced to 45 miles per hour on all interstates and several other routes.
Steve Cowan, spokesperson for PennDOT District 11, told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 crews still have work to do on secondary roadways, shoulders, ramps, gore areas and turning lanes.
He said PennDOT will keep its full complement of trucks out until the work is finished.
PennDOT will begin a staggered reopening of its driver’s and photo license centers in counties that are moving into the yellow phase of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Pittsburgh driver’s and photo license center on Smithfield Street will open Monday. The Downtown location will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Designated service times for people who are over 60 years old are set for Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
On Friday, license centers in Altoona, Bridgeville, Greensburg, New Kensington, Penn Hills and Uniontown will open. Centers in Allison Park, Butler, Johnstown, Somerset and Washington will open Saturday.