Inbound Route 28 traffic to have new pattern starting Wednesday

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Traffic on inbound Route 28 will have a new pattern after the 31st Street Bridge starting Wednesday morning, weather permitting, PennDOT announced today.

Starting at 5 a.m., the current lane split will be removed and traffic shifted onto side-by-side lanes along a newly built wall. The right lane will continue to be an exit-only lane to East Ohio Street. Traffic remaining on Route 28, including those headed for ramps to Interstates 579 and 279, will stay in the left lane.

During work to change the pattern from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, the left inbound lane will be closed and all traffic will exit to East Ohio Street.

The new pattern will remain in effect for about a month, PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said. When it changes again, there will be two inbound traffic lanes with a separate exit lane to East Ohio.

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