LIBERTY BRIDGE INSPECTION BEGINS MONDAY, MAY 20, IN PITTSBURGH AND CONTINUES INTERMITTENTLY UNTIL JUNE 14
Work to inspect the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) and the Boulevard of the Allies on and off-ramps in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday, May 20 weather permitting.
Lane closures and traffic shifts will occur as needed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Friday, June 14. Inspection activities will also be performed on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. No work will occur on Friday, May 31.
All ramps will remain open during the inspections
I-579 NORTHBOUND RAMP TO I-279 LANE RESTRICTIONS MAY 9 – 30 IN PITTSBURGH
Restrictions will occur on the ramp connecting northbound (outbound) I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) to I-279 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, beginning on Thursday, May 9 weather permitting.
Currently, this is a two lane ramp from the Veterans Bridge that merges to one lane before I-279. To allow work to occur, this restriction will move the single lane merge point closer to the Veterans Bridge. The ramp will be restricted to a single lane near the off-ramp to Route 28.
Crews from Trumbull Corporation will be replacing bearing pedestals from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Thursday, May 30. Additionally, evening work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. may occur.
CLEMENTE BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED INTERMITTENTLY THROUGH MONTH FOR INSPECTION
The Roberto Clemente Bridge, also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13-16, May 20-22 and May 24 for an inspection.
Traffic will be detoured onto the Andy Warhol Bridge, also known as the Seventh Street Bridge. Traffic also will be restricted on the Tenth Street Bypass.
PORT AUTHORITY MEDIA ADVISORY: WABASH TUNNEL CLOSED APRIL 15 – END OF MAY
The Wabash Tunnel will close completely for 3-4 weeks beginning Monday, April 15 at 6 a.m. so that Port Authority contractors may begin installation of new traffic control gates. This work will help restore inbound access to the tunnel, which has been closed since the fall.
Inbound access to the tunnel was closed in late October when a tractor trailer accident damaged the gates that allow Port Authority to safely control the direction of auto traffic. Since then, efforts to repair the damage and reopen the tunnel to inbound motorists have been hampered by two additional accidents and delays in procuring replacement parts.
Completion of repairs and restoration of all traffic access is expected by the end of May. The Wabash Tunnel provides a shortcut for motorists between Route 51 and the South Side. No Port Authority transit service operates through the tunnel.
The closure will occur from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. on Friday. Crews will working on an overhead bridge.
• Take the Centre Avenue/Consol Energy Center exit
• Make left onto Washington Place
• Continue to Bigelow Boulevard