Current Roads & Bridges Projects

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Roads and Bridges receives Federal and State funding, including Liquid Fuels and Local Use tax revenue, every year for road and bridge improvements.

Current Projects:

  • Bells Mills Bridge Roadwork Project was completed April 25, 2023. Motorists are to be advised that a roadwork project has been completed at the Bells Mills Bridge on the border of South Huntington and Sewickley Township. Both the North and South bridge approaches were re-paved to reduce the bridge clearance height to the posted 6’ 6” under the steel clearance beam. Vehicles that have cleared the steel clearance beam in the past may not be able to clear the beam moving forward.  Please take every precaution to assure your vehicle will fit under the steel beam before proceeding.
  • Puckety Creek No. 5 (Lincoln Beach Road) superstructure replacement project has been started near Route 366 in Upper Burrell. This bridge is jointly owned with Allegheny County and both counties will share 50% of the costs; Allegheny County is managing the project. 
  • Final design is continuing for the replacement of the Fourth Street Bridge located over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in North Irwin Borough. The existing bridge is currently closed due to structural deficiencies. Final design is to start in 2023 with construction anticipated in 2024.
  • Preliminary engineering is continuing for the preservation of four County maintained bridges over Loyalhanna Creek in Derry Township, Ligonier Township, and the City of Latrobe.  Final design scheduled to begin in 2023.

Paving Projects:

The County has begun some of this year’s road resurfacing under several contracted efforts. 

  • Ligonier Street between Routes 982 and 217 (aka Kingston Road), Darlington Bridge, and Mammoth Park road and parking lots on the north side of the lake have been completed.  There are some follow up tasks on Ligonier Street, but the primary work is complete.
  • Marguerite Road, between Route 30 near White School Road and ending near Bernie Stone Road, is the next project to be completed.  The work to remove and re-grade the wall across from Shirey Cemetery is scheduled for the week of July 10, 2023 by County crews, which will involve day shift road closures at that location.  Once the wall work is complete, the road will be milled and repaved by the County’s contractor at the end of July.
  • Harrison City Export Road between Hyland Road and Export, Pike Street and Highland Avenue in Herminie, Northmoreland Park around the upper soccer fields and several parking lots, and Alon Way industrial park road in Allegheny Township are scheduled for later in Summer 2023 or into early Fall 2023.