About 45,000 vehicles use the Liberty Tunnel on an average day, according to PennDOT.
The Liberty Tunnel will be closed in both directions nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday starting the night of April 2 and running through November 2013. Outbound closures will begin about two hours later on nights of Pittsburgh Penguins home games. The closures are part of the $18.8 million fourth phase of work to improve the tunnel. The project includes repair of structural concrete, updating and repair of electrical, lighting and safety systems, refurbishing of the portal buildings and other improvements. The prime contractor is the Swank Construction Company, LLC. Overall work will conclude this fall. Here will be the posted detours: Outbound detour: Alternate detour: Inbound detour: Commercial vehicle traffic should …
Work is planned for tonight, Tuesday. Will it affect you?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Tuesday, January 22
I consider myself pretty lucky to be both living and working in the Dormont-Brookline area—it means I don't spend much time fighting traffic. But when I worked in Penn Hills, the Liberty Tunnel and all its traffic were just about a daily occurrence for me. If I had a late school board meeting to cover, I could pretty much count on running into a delay because of maintenance work. PennDOT crews will be doing maintenance work in the northbound Liberty Tunnel tonight, Tuesday, starting at 8 p.m. Inbound single lane traffic will occur and motorists are advised to use caution, allow extra time and expect changing traffic patterns in the tunnel. For those of you who work late or make the tunnels part of your daily commute, how will the work …