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Beaver Avenue Ramp to Southbound Route 65 Overnight Closure this Week in Pittsburgh


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             
June 19, 2017
Beaver Avenue Ramp to Southbound Route 65 Overnight Closure this Week in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PAPennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures of the Beaver Avenue ramp/tunnel to southbound Route 65 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Thursday nights, June 19-22 weather permitting.
An overnight closure of the ramp that carries traffic from Beaver Avenue to southbound Route 65 will occur Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. (This work was rescheduled due to the U2 concert).  Work includes the completion of drainage work and asphalt paving. 
Posted Detour
·        From Beaver Avenue, take the left lane turnaround to Chateau Street
·        Follow Chateau Street, take the ramp to Route 19 North
·        Take the right exit ramp to California Avenue
·        At the traffic signal, turn left onto the ramp to southbound Route 65/19
·        End detour
Crews from The Lane Construction Corporation will conduct the work.
This work is part of the $25.2 million Route 65 improvement project which includes concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge rehabilitation, drainage and guiderail updates, signage, retaining wall repairs and pavement marking installation.
To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 65 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Route 65” in the subject line.
Additionally, the Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) will be fielding customer comments and questions through construction.  Customers can contact ACTA by calling 412-533-4602 or 412-533-4601. ACTA representatives can also reached by e-mail at or
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting  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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