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Reedsdale Tunnel/Ramp Overnight Closure Next Week in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh – PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures of the Reedsdale Street tunnel/ramp in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Friday nights, December 4-8 weather permitting.
Overnight closures will occur from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night in the Reedsdale tunnel/ramp that carries traffic to the southbound Fort Duquesne Bridge, northbound Route 65, and Ridge Avenue (see attached). Crews will conduct tunnel wall and ceiling painting operations.  All traffic will be detoured.
Posted detours
Reedsdale Street to southbound I-279 Fort Duquesne Bridge and I-376
  • Continue on westbound Reedsdale Street past the closed tunnel/ramp
  • Turn right onto Allegheny Avenue
  • Take the ramp to South 279 and 376 Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport/Monroeville
  • End detour
Reedsdale Street to Ridge Avenue
  • Continue on westbound Reedsdale Street past the closed tunnel/ramp
  • Turn right onto Allegheny Avenue
  • Follow Allegheny Avenue to Ridge Avenue
  • End detour
Reedsdale Street to northbound Route 65
  • Continue on westbound Reedsdale Street past the tunnel/ramp
  • Turn right onto Allegheny Avenue and follow to Ridge Avenue
  • Turn left onto Ridge Avenue and follow to Western Avenue
  • Turn left onto Western Avenue
  • Follow to the West End Bridge
  • Before the West End Bridge, take the ramp to North 19/65 Ohio River Boulevard
  • End detour
The painting work is part of the $25.2 million Route 65 improvement project will 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 and
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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 850 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, Press Officer, 412-429-5010
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