PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike kicked off a major construction project on Monday, but it comes with a lengthy detour for drivers.
If you travel State Route 910 (Gibsonia Road) in Indiana Township, Allegheny County, allow extra time because you will run into a detour.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is replacing the overhead bridge that carries Gibsonia Road over the Turnpike at mile marker 44.3.
The work isn’t scheduled to wrap up until October, so it’s probably a good idea to get familiar with the detour.
There are separate routes for cars and trucks.
Here’s the car detour, which is about 12 miles:
Traffic will travel over Saxonburg Boulevard to Harts Run Road, then to Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel Road, Guys Run Road, and then finally, Locust Hill Road.
The work will be even more of an inconvenience for truckers because the detour stretches 20 miles.
Traffic will have to travel over Saxonburg Boulevard to Route 8 and Route 28.
The work is just one phase of a much larger project to reconstruct the turnpike mainline from miles post 40 to 48.
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