Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing long-term lane restrictions on the Elizabeth Bridge (Route 51) in
Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills, and West Elizabeth boroughs, Allegheny County, will
resume Monday, March 18 weather permitting.
restrictions will be implemented in each direction on Route 51 and the
Elizabeth Bridge between Penneman Avenue and Elm Hollow Road beginning at 7
a.m. Monday morning. A single 11-foot-wide lane will be maintained in each
direction around-the-clock through the fall of 2019. Channelizers will be
utilized through Monday, April 1 when concrete barrier will be placed on the
bridge to delineate traffic from the construction areas.
The lane restrictions
are necessary as major improvement work begins on 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.
Company LLC is the prime contractor. The overall project will end in late 2019.
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 email@example.com. Please write “Subscribe – Elizabeth Bridge” in the subject
Motorists can check
conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter
conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com.
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
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
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