Ready, set, STOP! Major construction detours loom

Written by Jon Schmitz on .


roadworkaheadA reminder that big-time construction detours are on the horizon: closure of the outbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel runs from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday; closure of the outbound Liberty Tunnel begins at 10 p.m. Friday and continues around the clock to 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12; outbound closure of West Carson Street from the West End Bridge to McKees Rocks begins next Monday and continues around the clock until August 2015.

Bridge inspection may close a lane approaching the outbound upper deck of the Fort Duquesne Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

A section of Route 910 in Pine was scheduled to close this morning for replacement of two bridges. The project also calls for road reconstruction, widening, addition of turn lanes and new traffic signals at Pearce Mill Road. Route 910, also known as Wexford Road, will remain closed between Emmett Road and Pearce Mill Road through mid-October, according to PennDOT. The posted detour follows North Chapel Drive, Route 19, Warrendale-Bayne Road, Graham Road and Pearce Mill Road.

Construction will limit traffic to a single lane in both directions on West Seventh Avenue between Riverton and Hays streets in West Homestead on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 16.

Kittanning Pike in O’Hara will have alternating one-way traffic during replacement of a collapsed pipe between Oakhurst and Hunt roads from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 13.

The inbound right lane will be closed overnight on the Parkway East between Monroeville and Penn Hills starting at 10 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 6 for pipe replacement. Work concludes by 6 a.m. daily.

Beechwood Boulevard will be closed overnight from Monitor Street into the intersection at Browns Hill Road starting at 9 p.m. today through Friday for paving. Reopens by 6 a.m. daily.

Crack and joint sealing operations will cause intermittent lane closures on Route 88 from Corrigan Drive in Bethel Park Borough to Route 51 in Overbrook from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Wednesday.

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