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Construction Projects Will Affect Traffic Locally

Route 885, Route 837 both impacted

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
June 29, 2020
Posted in: Announcements

Construction projects in Dravosburg and West Mifflin this week will impact local traffic, including a detour on Route 885 and the complete closure of Route 837 for two days.

Work will include final paving on Route 885 (Lebanon Road) Wednesday through Friday, weather-permitting, as well as a closure of Route 837 so that crews can reconstruct the Boswell Oil railroad crossing.

Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said paving on Route 885 between Mifflin Road and Noble Drive (near Skyview Volunteer Fire Department) will require a southbound detour from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, and from 6 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday.

Northbound traffic will not be affected, Cowan said.

The southbound detour will use Mifflin Road to Buttermilk Hollow Road and Lebanon Church Road to Lebanon Road, he said.

The project is part of a $5.86 million paving job being done on a variety of roads in Allegheny County, Cowan said. A. Folino Construction, Inc., of Oakmont is the prime contractor.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PennDOT is working in accordance with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Cowan said.

The railroad crossing repairs in Dravosburg are being done by Norfolk Southern Railroad, not PennDOT, Cowan said.

The work will require a complete closure of Route 837 between the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge and McClure Street, beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday and continuing through 5 p.m. Wednesday, he said.

All through traffic will be detoured via the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge, Lysle Boulevard, West Fifth Avenue, Monongahela Avenue in Glassport and the Clairton-Glassport Bridge.

Traffic is down to a single alternating lane tonight on Route 837 as crews do work along the railroad tracks.

Originally published June 29, 2020.

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