Renovations will force lane restrictions on Butler-Logan Road bridge, Route 28 in Frazer
Motorists traveling on Route 28 near the Pittsburgh Mills mall will be among those who will have to work around lane restrictions for most of the spring and summer.
The traffic disruption stems from a major overhaul of the Butler-Logan Road bridge, which crosses over Route 28 in Frazer.
The bridge, which is traveled by about 1,800 vehicles each day, is a commonly used access for drivers coming from the Springdale area on Butler-Logan Road and Springdale Hollow Road to the Pittsburgh Mills mall entrance servicing Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Cinemark movie theater.
Preparations for revamping the bridge start Tuesday, when crews will begin installing steel shielding around the bridge to contain paint during the work.
Alternating, single-lane restrictions will occur as needed on the bridge weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 1.
A single-lane restriction will occur on southbound Route 28 under the bridge as needed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the northbound lanes, the restrictions will happen through the night, from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m.
PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said the work can occur in the northbound lanes for more hours each day because those need to be clear only during the afternoon rush hour.
A start date for the rest of the work has not been released.
It’s expected to last through the end of September.
Once it starts, traffic on the bridge will be controlled by temporary signals, Cowan said.
The bridge deck and bearings will be replaced, and the entire bridge will be repainted as part of the project.
Cowan said school buses and trucks will be able to use the bridge even when it’s down to one lane.
Hite Road project
The project is being completed by Swank Construction as part of a two-bridge project totaling nearly $7 million.
Cowan said the other bridge project will be along Hite Road in Harmar. That project will include a single-lane closure with one full closure to occur on a weekend.
Those dates haven’t been determined yet.
Frazer officials plan to seal-coat Days Run Road this summer. Officials will soon seek bids on the project, which could cost as much as $200,000. Other roads could be added at a later date.
Most of the township’s roads were seal-coated in 2017, and supervisors said they are happy with the results.
Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 412-871-2369, email@example.com or via Twitter .