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Route 28’s Freeport/Millerstown ramps at Exit 16 to close this weekend; lane closures planned

Tribune-Review
| Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:12 p.m
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Route 28’s on and off ramps at the Freeport/Millerstown interchange (Exit 16) will have short-term closures this weekend as work continues on a $34 million highway project.

The ramps that will close include:

  • The northbound Route 28 off-ramp to Freeport/Millerstown Road (Exit 16);
  • The Route 908 on-ramp to southbound Route 28.

PennDOT said the ramp closures will take place at various times throughout the weekend. Traffic will be detoured. The exit takes people to Harrison, Fawn and Freeport.

The posted detours are:

For the northbound Route 28 off-ramp to Route 908 at Freeport/Millerstown exit:

  • From northbound Route 28, continue northbound past the closed ramp;
  • Take the Route 356 Butler/Freeport (Exit 17) off-ramp;
  • Turn right onto Route 356;
  • Turn left onto southbound Route 28 on-ramp toward Pittsburgh;
  • Follow southbound Route 28 to the Freeport/Millerstown (Exit 16) off-ramp
  • Take the off-ramp to Route 908.

For the Route 908 on-ramp to Route 28 southbound:

  • From Route 908, take the on-ramp to northbound Route 28;
  • Take the Route 356 Butler/Freeport (Exit 17) off-ramp;
  • Turn right onto Route 356;
  • Turn left onto southbound Route 28 on-ramp toward Pittsburgh;
  • Follow Route 28 southbound to closed ramp.

PennDOT said Route 28 also will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between the Tarentum (Exit 14) and Freeport/Millerstown (Exit 16) interchanges.

These will occur as follows:

  • Southbound – 9 a.m. Friday morning continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning;
  • Northbound – 7 p.m. Friday night continuously through 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The restrictions are part of a seven-mile reconstruction project on Route 28 between Bailies Run in East Deer and the Buffalo Township line.

Work includes concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge preservation work, drainage and guardrail improvements, installation of a new automatic bridge de-icing system and lighting upgrades.

It is expected to be done in late December.

About 50,000 vehicles a day use Route 28 in the project area.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com .

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, mczebiniak@tribweb.com, or via Twitter @maddyczebstrib.

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