Hulton Bridge Detours Announced until New Bridge Opens on October 20th

Brayman Construction Corporation recently announced that the Jonathan Hulton Bridge, a major river crossing in Oakmont, would be opening to traffic on October 20, 2015.  Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards attended the announcement ceremony on September 17th, stating that the opening is “another milestone on our journey to a better tomorrow”.  The ceremony was featured in a Post-Gazette news article as well as on KDKA and WPXI local news stations.  Links to the articles and videos are provided below.

Additionally, PennDOT has announced that the Hulton Bridge will close to traffic from October 5-20.  The bridge will close to traffic beginning at approximately 12:01 a.m. Monday, October 5 and remain closed around-the-clock until before evening rush hour on October 20th. Traffic will be reopened on the New Hulton Bridge.

During the closure, the sidewalk on the old bridge will be open for use by pedestrians.

Posted Detour
From the West
     • Take Freeport Road (Route 1001) north to Route 910
     • Turn left onto Route 910
     • Take Route 28 south to the South Route 8 Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall (Exit 6) interchange
     • Take the Highland Park Bridge to southbound Route 8 towards Washington Boulevard
     • Follow Washington Boulevard to Allegheny River Boulevard (Route 130)
     • Follow Allegheny River Boulevard back to the Hulton Bridge
     • End detour

From the East
     • Same detour in the opposite direction

Alternate Detour
From the West (not posted)
     • Take Freeport Road (Route 1001) north to Route 910
     • Turn left onto Route 910
     • Take Route 28 north to the Route 366 Tarentum/New Kensington (Exit 14) interchange
     • Take Route 366 south
     • Continue straight on Logans Ferry Road (Route 2075)
     • From Logans Ferry Road bear right onto Coxcomb Hill Road (Route 909/2082)
     • Coxcomb Hill Road becomes Hulton Road
     • Follow back to 3rd Street
     • End detour

From the East (posted)
     • Same detour in the opposite direction

Local police officers will control key intersections along the detour route.

The $64.8 million dollar project includes replacing the 105 year old bridge with a new four lane structure. The new bridge is approximately 1,600 feet long and located directly upstream of the existing bridge. Additionally, the project includes reconstruction of approximately 1,300 feet of Freeport Road and 550 feet of Hulton Road, signal and lighting upgrades, curb and sidewalk improvements, drainage, pavement markings and utility relocation.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead, consider alternate routes and use caution along the detour routes. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions and cameras on major roadways before traveling.

Hulton Bridge Announcement Ceremony featured on:

Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2015/09/17/New-Hulton-Bridge-to-open-Oct-20-pittsburgh-oakmont-harmar/stories/201509170179

KDKA

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/09/17/new-hulton-bridge-opening-date/

WPXI (video)      

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/officials-announce-date-opening-newly-constructed-/nng8K/