Construction crews will begin this week to remove four sections at the north end of the 31st Street Bridge as part of the Route 28 project. The sections were not part of the 2007 rehabilitation of the bridge. No traffic shifts are planned immediately, but in early June, PennDOT expects to completely close the bridge for about six months. Drivers currently can use it to go between Lawrenceville and River Avenue but there is no access to or from Route 28. That closure is expected to remain in effect through late next year. PennDOT's got a nice looking PowerPoint about the overall project on its District 11 website; just click "Route 28 improvements."
Outbound traffic on the Parkway East will be reduced to one lane from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 2 p.m. Thursday and again from 9 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday for milling and paving of the approaches to the new bridge over Business Route 22 between Monroeville and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. UPDATE: THIS WORK HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
State police will slow traffic on the westbound side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Butler Valley and the Warrendale toll plaza from 8 p.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday for bridge work, weather permitting. Police will pace traffic at 20 to 25 mph to give a contractor time to set concrete beams for a new bridge over Old State Road. No eastbound restrictions are planned.
Lane closures are possible on Forward Avenue between Murray Avenue and the Parkway East in Squirrel Hill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through late June during water line installation that is part of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels rehab project.
The ramp from eastbound Route 30 to Electric Avenue in North Braddock will stay closed through late August as work continues on replacement of the bridges there.
Lane and shoulder closures are possible at times on Route 28 in both directions between RIDC (Exit 10) and Millerstown (Exit 16) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday for guide rail repairs.
Lane closures are possible today (Monday) through 5 p.m. on Wexford Bayne Road at Church Road in Pine during work on manholes.
Ramps from northbound Interstate 79 to Route 65 at Glenfield will have shifted traffic but will stay open as crews put down sealant from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays starting Wednesday and continuing through mid-May. The work was supposed to start last week but was postponed because of bad weather.
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