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Liberty Bridge Closure Saturday Night Through Monday Morning in Pittsburgh

04/20/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             
April 20, 2017
 
Liberty Bridge Closure Saturday Night Through Monday Morning in Pittsburgh
Lane Restrictions Thursday and Friday Nights
 
Pittsburgh, PAPennDOT District 11 is announcing a closure of the Liberty Bridge and the inbound Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday night through Monday morning, April 22-24 weather permitting.
 
The inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel and the Liberty Bridge in both directions will close to traffic from Saturday night at 7 p.m. continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning.  Crews will conduct deck reconstruction, parapet removal, barrier resetting, and other construction activities. 
 
Additionally, lane restrictions will occur according to the following schedule:
 
Thursday night, April 20
·        Inbound single-lane restriction from 8 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. Friday morning.
·        Outbound single-lane restriction from two hours after the end of the Penguin game to 5 a.m. Friday.
 
Friday night, April 21
·        Inbound single-lane restriction from 8 p.m. Friday night to noon on Saturday.
·        Outbound single-lane restriction from two hours after the end of the Eric Church concert until noon on Saturday.
 
The outbound Liberty Tunnel and PJ McArdle Roadway will remain open the entire weekend. If the work is completed early the bridge and inbound tunnel will be reopened.
 
All traffic will be detoured during the closure.
 
Posted Detours
 
Inbound Liberty Bridge
 
·        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
 
Outbound Liberty Bridge from Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Take Grant Street to I-376
  • Take the ramp to West I-376 toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour
 
Outbound Liberty Bridge from Westbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies)
 
  • From the Boulevard of the Allies take the ramp to North I-579 to I-279 Veterans Bridge Exit
  • Take the Convention Center/7th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour
 
Outbound Liberty Bridge from Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard)
 
  • From PA 380, take the Consol Center/6th Avenue Exit
  • Take the 6th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour
 
Outbound Liberty Bridge from I-279 Parkway North
 
  • From southbound I-279, take the I-279 South Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Take the South I-279/To I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Take the West I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour
 
The $80.08 million Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation Project includes deck replacement and ramp reconstruction, structural steel repairs, painting of the entire structure, concrete repairs, signage improvements and installation of a new alternating overhead lane control system.  The project will continue into 2018.  The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.
 
To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Liberty Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Liberty Bridge” in the subject line. 
 
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.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
 
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