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Inbound Liberty Bridge Closure Tonight in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the inbound (northbound) Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur tonight, Wednesday night, September 13.
The inbound Liberty Bridge will close to traffic from 8 p.m. Wednesday night to 5 a.m. Thursday morning.  A single-lane restriction will occur in the outbound direction. As a reminder, the inbound Liberty Tunnel will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. tonight.  Inbound traffic will be detoured at the south portal of the Liberty Tunnel.
Posted Detour
  • 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
McArdle Roadway and the outbound Liberty Tunnel will remain open. Crews will conduct material testing and milling operations.
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 Please write “Subscribe – Liberty Bridge” in the subject line.  Additionally, project information including driving simulations for each traffic configuration and detour route maps, can be found at
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 825 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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