Traffic Advisory from PennDOT

Oct. 30, 2013

Route 8 Butler Street Ramp and Island Removal Begins Thursday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing work on a temporary roadway at the intersection of Butler Street (Route 8) and One Wild Place in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Thursday, Oct. 31, weather permitting.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 crews will begin removing the traffic island and the eastbound right hand turn ramp from Butler Street to One Wild Place in preparation for construction a temporary roadway.  Motorists will still be able to make a right hand turn from eastbound Butler Street to One Wild Place at the traffic signal.

The work is part of the Route 8 Heth’s Run Bridge replacement project.  The existing bridge built in 1913-14 will be replaced with a new structure.  A temporary roadway through the Pittsburgh Zoo parking lot will be implemented for cars and light trucks.  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<> and writing “Subscribe – Route 8” in the subject line.