Roads will be an obstacle course this weekend

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

Let’s recap some of the obstacles you’ll face on the roads this weekend.

The big enchalada is the closure of the outbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel from 10 p.m. Friday (note the earlier start time) to 6 a.m. Monday. Our SHTSG (Squirrel Hill Tunnel Survival Guide) is here. The outbound tunnel will close again the following weekend during the same hours.

Remember that the continuing work in the Liberty Tunnels closes both of them overnight starting at 10 p.m. Friday and again Sunday.

Route 88 in Bethel Park will close from Churchill to Clifton roads from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday so crews can repair the wing wall on a small bridge that was damaged by a wayward vehicle.

The ramp from northbound Interstate 579-Crosstown Boulevard to Seventh Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh will close at 8 p.m. Friday for about 10 days.

Inbound Route 28 will be pinched to one lane from the 40th Street Bridge to East Ohio Street from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

East Carson Street will be closed from Becks Run Road to Glass Run Road from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday while the ancient pump station across from Page Dairy is demolished.

And PennDOT wanted to remind drivers on northbound Interstate 79 at the work zone near Exit 99 in Butler County to move to the left lane to make the crossover. The right lane is for exiting traffic only. Some of the through traffic has been staying in the right lane until it’s too late, then trying to back down the off-ramp to return to the mainline. Not cool.

Have a great weekend, and drive thoughtfully.

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