— Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced PennDOT will begin work next year to improve Washington Pike between Interstate 79 and the intersection with Chartiers and Church streets in Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette Township.
“This road improvement has been sorely needed for years.” Ortitay said. “As a member of the Route 50 Task Force, I’m pleased we were able to work together with PennDOT to fund a wider bridge that is needed to deal with the congestion in the area. We pushed for this type of bridge to limit the closure and the construction time moving it from six months to three weekends. I know the construction will make the problem worse in the short term, but in the long term it will be a vast improvement and will complete the five-year plan to fix traffic at the Route 50/Washington Pike intersection. I am thrilled to have worked with South Fayette, Bridgeville and PennDOT to finally get this completed for our district.”
The work will include widening the bridge to seven lanes and replacing its superstructure which spans the Chartiers Creek, widening Chartiers Street and widening the Interstate 79 on-ramp. Work is expected to begin early next year and will be completed in June 2022. The project will require three weekend full closures, detours and some short-term lane closures.
The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships, and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.
Representative Jason Ortitay
46th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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