Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Weekend Closures for Inbound Tunnel, Bridge

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Weekend Closures for Inbound Tunnel, Bridge

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It's time for another round of changes in the Liberty Bridge reconstruction project.

The inbound Liberty Tunnel and Bridge will close from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The closure will allow crews for Joseph B. Fay Co. to remove and relocate cabinets that hold overhead lane control signals.

At the same time, the contractor will close the ramp from the Boulevard of the Allies to the outbound Liberty Bridge. Reconstruction of the deck on the ramp will take 54 days, but the Boulevard will remain open from Grant Street to Oakland and the Parkway East.

The two-year, $80 million bridge reconstruction is being done in phases to allow workers to rebuild the deck for some lanes while keeping other lanes open. PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said this weekend's closure will allow crews to prepare for the next leg of reconstruction on the bridge deck itself that will begin next month. …

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