Construction crews working in July alongside Route 28 at its interchange with the 31st Street Bridge. The bridge will reopen at Route 28 Monday.
A look at what the 31st Street Bridge interchange will look like upon completion. Access to the bridge will begin Monday, but adjacent Rialto Street will remain closed.
The outbound lane on Route 28 was closed in August and traffic used the 31st Street ramp as their lane.
Northbound commuters on Route 28 will breeze beneath the 31st Street Bridge. Ramps to the span and the bridge itself will open Monday.
By Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The 31st Street Bridge will reopen at Route 28 on Monday morning in Pittsburgh, marking the completion of a grade-separated interchange that removed the traffic signals from the Route 28 mainline, PennDOT announced today.
The inbound and outbound Route 28 ramps to the bridge are expected to open about 9 a.m. That end of the bridge has been closed since 2010 as part of the $36.4 million fourth phase of Route 28 reconstruction.
Rialto Street will remain closed for the winter.
“PennDOT is pleased to open the 31st Street Bridge to Route 28 as this puts us a step closer to finishing this important regional project,” PennDOT district executive Dan Cessna said in a press release. “The completion of the grade-separated interchange allows free flow traffic, easing congestion on Route 28 and provides access to the 31st Street Bridge and Washington’s Landing.”
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