stopPittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing a temporary roadway bypassing the Heths Run Bridge on Butler Street (Route 8) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will open to traffic on Tuesday, Nov. 12, weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 crews will shift traffic onto a temporary roadway through the Pittsburgh Zoo parking lot, bypassing the bridge. The temporary roadway will begin at the intersection of One Wild Place and end at Baker Street. Motorists on Butler Street will have access to One Wild Place in both directions. Motorists heading inbound will turn right at the new signal onto Baker Street and then turn left to continue on Butler Street.

Additionally, crews will be installing barriers and painting lines on the temporary roadway on Tuesday.

Heavy trucks will be detoured. Signs will be posted to guide trucks.

Heavy Truck Detour Inbound
Take the Highland Park Bridge (Route 1005) to southbound Route 28 towards Pittsburgh
Follow southbound Route 28 to northbound Route 8
Take the exit to northbound Route 8 towards Butler
At the first traffic signal, turn left onto Kittanning Street
Turn left onto Butler Street
Turn left onto Bridge Street
Follow Bridge Street to southbound Route 8 (62nd Street Bridge)
Cross the 62nd Street Bridge
Follow to Butler Street
End detour

Heavy Truck Detour Outbound
Same route in opposite direction

The work is part of the $14.9 million Route 8 Heths Run Bridge Replacement Project. The existing bridge built in 1913-14 will be replaced with a new structure. Additionally, the project includes reconstruction of 870 feet of Butler Street, improvements on One Wild Place, drainage, and sidewalk and signal upgrades.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Heths Run Bridge continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 8 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 8” in the subject line.

Motorists are advised to use caution and expect possible delays.