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There's still time to join D.C.-to-Pittsburgh bike ride

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

Work is progressing on the last gap in the Great Allegheny Passage. Linda Boxx, president of the Allegheny Trail Alliance, said precast concrete panels for the wall being built at the Keystone Metals site were to arrive this week. June, and the celebration of the completion of the final mile, will be here before we know it. Ms. Boxx said there are still openings for the “Passage to Pittsburgh” rides from Washington, D.C., to Point State Park from June 8-15 and the shorter ride from Cumberland, Md., to the Point, June 12-15. For details, pedal your browser here.

roadworkaheadOne more nagging reminder: the outbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel closes from 11 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, and if you go anywhere near it, expect to spend a good bit of your beautiful spring weekend gazing at red taillights.

Sign inspections will cause lane closures on the outbound Parkway East from Churchill to Monroeville-Plum from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Pavement inspection will begin Sunday night on Route 22 between the Tonidale Road-Montour Church Road-Steubenville Pike interchange and the Washington County line. This will be a slow-moving operation that will cause loan closures in either direction starting at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights through late April. Work ends by 6 a.m. daily.

Scott Road will be closed at the intersection of Montour Run Road in Moon, cutting off access to Casteel Drive and causing possible 15-minute stoppages on the Montour Trail from 5 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Monday and again during the same hours the following weekend. Watch for flaggers if you’re on the trail.

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Inspection of the Tarentum Bridge will cause alternating one-way traffic at times from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays starting Monday and continuing into early May.

Inspection of bridges and signs will cause occasional lane closures on the Parkway West this weekend: outbound from Green Tree to Rosslyn Farms from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday and inbound from Interstate 79 to Carnegie from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will have single-lane traffic after 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, while crews wash it. Work ends by 5 a.m. daily. Coupled with the full overnight closures of the Liberty Tunnels, this could complicate late-night travels.

The Mount Washington Transit Tunnel will be closed to buses from about 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday during rail work, Port Authority announced. Light Rail Transit service will be single-tracked between South Hills Junction and the Panhandle Bridge. Outbound riders at South Hills Junction and Station Square will board from the inbound platforms. These bus routes will detour on inbound trips via Warrington and Arlington avenues and via the Wabash Tunnel and Warrington Avenue on outbound trips: 40 Mount Washington, 41 Bower Hill, 44 Knoxville, Y46 Elizabeth Flyer and Y49 Prospect Flyer.

Bridge inspection will cause lane closures on Interstate 79 in both directions north of Bridgeville (Exit 54) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

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