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Elizabeth Bridge Lane Restrictions Saturday


Pittsburgh – PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on the Elizabeth Bridge (Route 51) in Elizabeth and West Elizabeth boroughs, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday, December 2 weather permitting.
Single-lane restrictions in each direction will occur as needed on the Elizabeth Bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  Crews will conduct paint containment system installation. 
The preparatory work is part of the $31.3 million Elizabeth Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  Improvements include concrete deck and barrier replacement, steel repairs, expansion dam replacement, bearing repairs, concrete substructure repairs, full painting, and drainage upgrades on the Elizabeth Bridge over the Monongahela River.  Additionally, five other structures at the bridge will be rehabilitated. Long-term single-lane restrictions will occur in 2018.
Swank Construction Company LLC is the prime contractor.
To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for traffic advisories and construction updates for the Route 51 Elizabeth Bridge and other bridge work in Elizabeth Township. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Elizabeth Bridge” in the subject line. 
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, 412-429-5010
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