Single Lane of Traffic in Each Direction of the McKees Rocks Bridge from September 6, 2022 Through Early July 2023
PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work on Route 3014 (McKees Rocks Bridge) in McKees Rocks Borough, Allegheny County, will begin Tuesday, September 6 weather permitting.
Starting 7 a.m. Tuesday, the McKees Rocks Bridge will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in each direction around-the-clock through early July 2023. Crews will conduct a full bridge preservation with concrete pavement reconstruction, sidewalk replacement, and structural repairs. Bi-directional traffic will be maintained while the work occurs.
Additionally, an overnight closure of the spur from southbound Route 65 to the McKees Rocks Bridge will occur from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, September 7-8. Traffic attempting to access the bridge can turn at the main intersection while work occurs. Motorists should expect delays during peak travel times.
Phase 2 of the $22.4 million McKees Rocks Bridge preservation project extends between Route 51 (Island Avenue) and Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and includes sidewalk repairs and replacement, full-depth concrete pavement reconstruction of the road and four ramps at Helen Street, ADA curb ramp installation, approach pavement work at intersections of Routes 65 and 51, barrier repair, deck overhang and spall repair, fencing installation, and other miscellaneous construction.
As work occurs, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction, with occasional truck and turning-lane detours occurring at the West End Bridge as needed. The overall project is anticipated to conclude in the fall of 2024. Brayman Construction is the prime contractor.
To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for the McKees Rocks Bridge preservation including traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Subscribe – McKees Rocks Bridge” in the subject line.
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