Days numbered for 88-year-old Greensburg Pike Bridge

Written by Jon Schmitz on .



The 88-year-old Greensburg Pike Bridge over Turtle Creek will close Nov. 5 for good, to allow a contractor to tie the road network to the new bridge being built next to it. The closure is expected to last for the better part of a year and will put traffic on long detours. Traffic on the Turtle Creek side will go east on the Tri-Boro Expressway to Patton Street, Fifth Avenue, Route 30 and back to Greensburg Pike. Traffic from North Versailles will follow Greensburg Pike to Warren Drive, Route 30, Linden Avenue, Beech Avenue and the Tri-Boro Expressway. Allegheny County is hosting a meeting about the closure at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Turtle Creek Municipal Building, 125 Monroeville Ave.


The ramp from the Liberty Bridge to northbound Interstate 579-Crosstown Boulevard will be closed daily this week. The closure will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday to allow crews to seal the retaining wall beside the ramp. The detour takes traffic past the ramp to a right on Forbes Avenue, left at Chatham Square-Washington Place and right on Bigelow Boulevard to I-579. (Note: the reopening time may vary. It had reopened today by 2 p.m.)

Installation of accessible pedestrian ramps will cause periodic traffic restrictions at two intersections on Route 88 starting Tuesday. Alternating one-way traffic is possible at the Clifton Road intersection in Bethel Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays Tuesday through Nov. 15; and at the Brownsville Road intersection in South Park during the same time periods starting Friday and continuing until Nov. 15.

McKnight Road line painting is scheduled until 3 p.m. today between Evergreen Road and Perry Highway in Ross and McCandless. Stay back and avoid an unwanted paint job on your car.

Route 28 bridge inspection will close an inbound lane in Harmar until 2 p.m. today.

Eastbound traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be restricted to one lane between mile 73 and 74 near New Stanton from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. Wednesday during road repair. Motorists should expect delays, especially from noon to 6 p.m.

The E-ZPass express lanes on the Mon-Fayette Expressway between Finleyville (Exit 48) and Jefferson Hills (Exit 54) will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for maintenance. E-ZPass users will be pushed to the 5 mph collection lanes at the toll plaza.

The ramp closure from Electric Avenue to westbound Route 30 in North Braddock continues this week, around the clock through 4 p.m. Friday.

The inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will have single-lane traffic from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday during maintenance.

Pittsburgh paving will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this week in Bloomfield, Bon Air, Carrick, Crafton Heights, Downtown, Regent Square and the South Side. Beware: Pittsburgh police tag and tow vehicles that are parked in the way of paving operations.

Tuesday — Windom Street from Windom Hill Place to McArdle Roadway; Gamma Way from city limit to Henrietta Street; Hidden Timber Drive from dead end to Lessing Street; Alcove Way from dead end to Transverse Avenue

Wednesday — Brinwood Avenue from city limit to Waterman Avenue

Thursday — Calle Avenue from Fordyce Street to Institute Street; Institute Street from Calle Avenue to Roseton Avenue; Roseton Avenue from Fordyce Street to Institute Street; Alcove Way from dead end to Transverse Avenue

Friday — French Street from Garrison Place to Ninth Street; South Millvale Avenue from Friendship Avenue to Liberty Avenue

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