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Shaler Street Bridge Single-Lane Restrictions Continue This Week, 1/20 – 1/24

PennDOT District 11 is announcing single-lane restrictions on the Shaler Street Bridge over Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday through Friday, January 20-24 weather permitting.

Single-lane alternating traffic will continue on the Shaler Street Bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day through Friday. Crews from Swank Construction Company LLC will conduct operations to apply a protective concrete coating to the bridge deck and conduct seal joint operations.

The work is part of the $14.55 million improvement project that also includes concrete reconstruction of Route 19, median barrier replacement, lengthening of the Wabash Street deceleration ramp, sign structure replacements, and ramp reconstruction work. Please use caution if traveling in this area.


Northbound Route 51 Ramp to I-376 Parkway West Restrictions This Week, 1/20 – 1/24

PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on the northbound Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) ramp to I-376 (Parkway West) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, January 20 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on the ramp from northbound Route 51 to westbound I-376 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day through Friday, January 24. The ramp, which is usually two lanes will be directed to merge into one lane.

Crews from Bronder Technical Services will conduct electrical work to address lighting in the area. Please use caution when traveling through the area.


Shaler Street Bridge Single-Lane Restrictions Continue Next Week, 1/27 – 1/31

PennDOT District 11 is announcing single-lane restrictions on the Shaler Street Bridge over Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday through Friday, January 27-31 weather permitting.

Single-lane alternating traffic will continue on the Shaler Street Bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day through Friday. Crews from Swank Construction Company LLC will conduct operations to apply a protective concrete coating to the bridge deck and conduct seal joint operations.

The work is part of the $14.55 million improvement project that also includes concrete reconstruction of Route 19, median barrier replacement, lengthening of the Wabash Street deceleration ramp, sign structure replacements, and ramp reconstruction work. Please use caution if traveling in this area.


Route 19, West Liberty Avenue, Utility Work Begins on Monday, 1/2, and Will Continue on Weekdays Through Monday, 2/3

PennDOT District 11 is announcing utility work on Route 19 (West Liberty Avenue) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, January 20 weather permitting.

Single-lane closures will occur on West Liberty Avenue in each direction between Brookside Avenue and Dawn Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday through Monday, February 3 as crews from the Duquesne Light Company install electrical poles and replace electrical cables.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For further information contact Traci Jackson at 412-393-7813.


Port Authority Buses, Light Rail Service Detoured Around Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel Beginning Wednesday Morning, 1/8

Due to landslides caused by stormwater runoff, all Port Authority traffic will be detoured around the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel effective immediately. The Port Authority announced the news on Tuesday. A landslide is currently blocking the tracks.

Starting Wednesday morning, inbound light rail service will operate on the tracks that run through the Allentown neighborhood. The outbound light rail service will operate through the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel on the inbound tracks.

Riders traveling outbound from Station Square or South Hills Junction can board the rail from the inbound platforms. A rail shuttle will also run on the outbound platforms between Station Square to First Avenue Station. Riders should expect delays and know that some stops may be temporarily discontinued or not be served at this time.

More information will be provided about the length of this detour as Port Authority releases additional press release and detour updates.


Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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