PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The ongoing road construction on Route 28 is expected to cause traffic delays during this busy weekend on the North Shore and Downtown.
PennDOT has closed the ramp from Route 28 to East Ohio Street, and the right hand lane on the southbound side of Route 28 through the weekend.
According to PennDOT, the closure – between the 31st Street Bridge and the East Ohio Street exit ramp – began Friday at 8 p.m. and will run through 5 a.m. Monday.
Crews will be working on the hillside adjacent to Route 28.
Drivers traveling in that area this weekend are being urged to leave early and have a lot of patience.
Here’s PennDOT’s posted detour:
- Continue on southbound Route 28 past the exit to East Ohio Street
- Follow Route 28 south to the North Shore
- Turn left onto Anderson Street
- Turn left onto East General Robinson Street
- Merge onto northbound Route 28
- Take the Chestnut Street exit
- Turn left onto Chestnut Street
- Follow to East Ohio Street
- End detour
The northbound side of the road will remain open.
This closure is expected to cause traffic problems for the hundreds heading to this weekend’s Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field and the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival in Downtown Pittsburgh.
And there will be some changes following last year’s Kenny Chesney show at the stadium.
“We did put some extra guidelines in this year,” said Jimmie Sacco, of Heinz Field stadium management. “We all feel good about it. We’re staffed up. There’s plenty of police, plenty of paramedics.”
The parking lots around Heinz Field are also sold out to pre-sold to ticket holders only.
Those entering the parking lots will be given both trash and recycling bags.
There will be more portable toilets around the stadium parking lots — a total of 120.
Luke Bryan himself is doing his part to help the show run smoothly.
On Twitter Friday, he asked fans to “be mindful of your tailgate area. Clean up please. We wanna come back many more times.”
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