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Public meetings concerning Liberty Bridge rehabilitation


PennDOT District 11 and the Joseph B. Fay Company are hosting public meetings on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday night, April 6 to provide information on the Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

Team members will be on hand to provide project details, traffic restrictions, detour routes and scheduling, as well as answer questions and gather feedback. Two public meetings will be held according the following schedule:

Tuesday, April 5 at the Wintergarden at PPG Place, 1 PPG Place, Third Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Two sessions will occur: Session 1 – 11 a.m. to noon and Session 2 – noon to 1 p.m.

Wednesday night, April 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Brashear High School Auditorium, 590 Crane Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

The $80.08 million bridge rehabilitation project began in 2015 with survey work and platform installation. Deck replacement work and ramp reconstruction will begin in late April 2016.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in the direction of peak travel and a single lane of traffic will occur in the opposite direction. Overnight single-lane restrictions in each direction will occur. Long-term closure of the ramps to and from the Boulevard of the Allies will occur and detours will be posted. Phased work will begin on the far right northbound (inbound) lane and progress across the bridge through 2016.

Other improvements include structural steel repairs and painting, concrete repairs, signage improvements and the installation of a new alternating overhead lane control system. The project will continue through 2017 and include five weekend and 26 overnight closures of the bridge, an 80-day closure of the Boulevard of the Allies in the bridge area, additional ramp closures and single-lane restrictions on the bridge and on Second Avenue next year.

The meeting locations are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.


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