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East North Avenue Bridge Long-term Closure begins Friday in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing rehabilitation work on the East North Avenue Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Friday, March 8 weather permitting.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Friday morning, the East North Avenue Bridge over I-279 (Parkway North) will close to traffic continuously through Wednesday, May 8.  Crews will conduct bridge rehabilitation work including concrete deck repairs, expansion dam replacement, bearing work, and electrical service upgrades. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

East North Avenue Bridge

  • Follow East Street south to Tripoli Street

  • Turn left onto Tripoli Street

  • Turn left onto Madison Avenue

  • Follow bac to East North Avenue

  • End detour

Additionally, the left lane of East Street in the area of the bridge will close to traffic continuously through Wednesday, May 8.

The bridge rehabilitation work is part of the $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project which also includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead sign structures, repairs to 29 walls, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, HOV lane operation systems upgrades, sign upgrades, guide rail and drainage improvements, and an anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange.

Crews from the Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct the work.  Please use caution while driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line.

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 860 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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