The construction that shut down parts of Washington Avenue during the past few months is about to enter its final phase, though there’s no firm date yet on when the entire project will be finished.
PennDOT contractors are expected to begin resurfacing the road soon—possibly as soon as this week, weather permitting.
Resurfacing will take place on a Monday through Thursday night schedule, much like the one that has been in effect on Washington Avenue since February.
Concrete and sidewalk work will take place on weekends, beginning May 6.
PennDOT doesn’t yet have a firm date for completion of the work. Its contractors will use however many good weather days Pittsburgh offers this spring to complete as much work as they can on Washington Avenue and other roadways in the region.
Washington Avenue has been under construction since February, when water company workers began upgrading a water main that runs nearly the entire length of Washington Avenue in Bridgeville. The borough used that job as an opportunity to perform sewer repairs along the same route.
On weekend nights, an ever-evolving series of detours has steered traffic away from the construction points.