The road (work) ahead

Written by Jon Schmitz on .


The Post-Gazette's Pete Zapadka snapped us a photo of the new Route 218 bridge in Waynesburg. Pete says the span over a busy railroad line was built so emergency vehicles wouldn't have a long wait to reach the area south of town while coal trains go by. The bridge also crosses the South Fork of Ten Mile Creek.

Other road work items:  

Wyoming Street in Mount Washington has reopened after repairs were made to a retaining wall. It had been closed since October between Sycamore Street and Grandview Avenue.

The Andy Warhol Bridge, formerly known as the Seventh Street Bridge, will be reduced to one lane in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 30. The deck is being replaced. The sidewalks will stay open.

The Route 19 Wexford Flats widening project is moving along, and crews will be putting down some of the final "wearing course" of pavement in the phase one work zone. That will shift traffic into the northbound lanes between Meadows Drive and Longvue Avenue with single-lane traffic both ways (no turn lane) starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. After 7 a.m. each day, the road goes back to its construction pattern with single-lane traffic and a center turn lane.

Glass Run Road in Baldwin Borough will have alternating one-way traffic at times from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays starting Wednesday through Aug. 22 as crews collect information for design of a new culvert over, you guessed it, Glass Run.

squirrelhilltunnelWe get a fair number of questions about whether the inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel is going to be closed for the weekend. Not this coming weekend and not until the weekend of Oct. 19-22. The only other scheduled full closure of the inbound tunnel for construction work this year is Nov. 2-5.


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