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Restrictions on Rt. 51 this week


Lane restrictions on northbound Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh and Whitehall Borough, will occur Monday-Friday, April 21-25, weather permitting.

Single lane closures will occur as needed on northbound Route 51 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, April 25 between Stewart Avenue and Maytide Street. Crews from DQE Communications will conduct communication line installation.

PennDOT is advising motorists to use caution when traveling through the area. Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 51/88 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 51/88 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to and writing “Subscribe – Route 51/88” in the subject line.


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