Construction project in Harmar will clog Route 28 inbound
Route 28 motorists who are already heading Downtown a little later than normal each morning because of the PennDOT construction project in Harmar will have an added headache starting Monday.
PennDOT plans to close one inbound lane of Route 28 between Millvale and the North Side starting at 9 a.m. daily, creating a second traffic tie-up for drivers heading inbound.
PennDOT considers 9 a.m. the end of the morning rush hour.
Workers plan to do geotechnical investigations related to the agency's improvement project on the highway between the North Side and the 40th Street Bridge due to start in 2009.
The construction zone in Harmar has caused significant inbound delays. Many drivers are using other roads, leaving earlier or later to avoid the worst delays.
The closed lanes next week will reopen by 3 p.m. The schedule is:
- May 7-18: lane closings between Fielbach Street and the Millvale Industrial Park
- May 9 to June 8: right lane closing from Millvale Industrial Park to Rialto Street.
- May 18 to July 20: single-lane closings from Rialto Street to Chestnut Street.