Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rt 28 to See New Delays

Construction of a new wall near the old Heinz plant will slow Route 28 northbound traffic from February 23th onward. Motorists will be restricted to one lane as workers build a $3 million replacement wall in front of the failing structure. Incoming traffic from the Veterans Bridge will be especially slow at night, when one lane of the bridge ramp will also be closed. Jim Struzzi, spokesman for PennDOT, says drivers should use the 31st or 40th Street Bridges to avoid traffic if they can, but most will simply have to allow themselves more time. Several future projects have been planned for Route 28, including an effort to relocate railroad tracks from near the 31st Street Bridge to a less dangerous location. Road work in Millvale and Etna is also expected.

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