Liberty Bridge construction to continue

PennDOT will begin deck replacement work on the Liberty Bridge.

The final phase of deck construction will begin Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5 a.m.

PennDOT says “The deck is being replaced one lane at a time through four separate work phases over the course of approximately 160 consecutive days.”

According to PennDOT, preparatory work will begin from 8 p.m. Friday night, August 26, through 5 a.m. Monday, August 29 and the inbound (northbound) Liberty Bridge and Tunnel will close to traffic during this time. One outbound (southbound) lane will stay open on the bridge.

Inbound traffic will be detoured.

PennDOT Posted Detour:


·        Take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) northbound

·        Take the exit to I-376 West/US 19 South toward Carnegie/Airport/West End

·        Take Exit 69A toward US 19 South/Banksville Road

·        Keep left and loop back to I-376 eastbound toward Fort Pitt Tunnel

·        Follow eastbound I-376 through Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Fort Pitt Bridge

·        For access to I-279 destinations follow I-279 signage, all other destinations take exit toward I-376 East/Monroeville

·        Take the left exit 71A to Grant Street

·        Turn left onto Grant Street

·        End detour

“When prep work is concluded, the morning configuration of two inbound lanes and one outbound lane will be implemented.  The bridge and tunnel will reopen early if the work is completed before Monday morning.”

“Beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday, August 29, the far right southbound (outbound) lane on the Liberty Bridge will close to traffic through late October as crews conduct deck replacement work.”

The currently closed, inside southbound lane on the bridge, will reopen to traffic on Monday.

“Three lanes of traffic will be maintained during peak travel times and two lanes will be maintained overnight.”

The $80.08 million Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation project is likely to continue through 2018.

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