TRAFFIC: Weekend restrictions scheduled for Liberty Bridge, Tunnel

Weekend restrictions are scheduled for the Liberty Bridge and Tunnel as part of the $80 million bridge rehabilitation project.

The bridge will be reduced to one lane inbound from 8 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and one lane outbound from two hours after the Eric Church concert at PPG Paints Arena until noon Saturday.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, the bridge will close in both directions, along with the inbound tunnel, until 5 a.m. Monday. Crews for Joseph B. Fay Co. will be reconstructing the deck, removing a parapet and resetting a barrier as part of the $80 million bridge rehabilitation project.

The outbound tunnel and McArdle Roadway will remain open throughout the weekend.

Other traffic restrictions:

Parkway North/I-279 -— Motorists are reminded there’s a new traffic configuration along southbound (inbound) Interstate 279/Parkway North as part of an $87.9 million improvement project along a 8.5-mile stretch between Camp Horne Road and the the Fort Duquesne Bridge.

▪ Just north of the Camp Horne Road exit, the left-hand lane of southbound (inbound) I-279 will be crossed over into the northbound (outbound) lanes. This lane is the EXPRESS lane. All traffic using this lane will not have access to the Camp Horne Road (Exit 8) Bellevue/West View (Exit 7) and the Perrysville Avenue (Exit 5) interchanges.

▪ The right-hand lane of southbound (inbound) I-279 will remain in place. This is the LOCAL lane. All access to the Camp Horne Road, Bellevue/West View, and Perrysville Avenue exits must be made from the local lane.

▪ At the Perrysville Avenue interchange, both southbound I-279 lanes will merge into the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. No access from the Ross Park and Ride lot to the HOV lanes will be permitted.

▪ South of the McKnight Road interchange, near Venture Street, both southbound I-279 lanes will shift from the HOV lanes back into mainline I-279.

Additional restrictions include:

▪ The southbound ramp from Cemetery Lane at the Perrysville Avenue interchange to southbound I-279 will close to traffic through early September.

▪ The inbound McKnight Road HOV ramp will close to traffic. The ramp from southbound McKnight Road to southbound I-279 will remain open during the initial phase of work.

▪ The Venture Street off-ramp will be closed through early September. However, the Venture Street on-ramp to southbound I-279 will remain open.

▪ The HOV lanes south of the Venture Street area, including access to and from the Bedford Avenue, Anderson Street, and Stadium Drive ramps, will remain closed during this initial phase of work. No HOV access in the northbound direction will occur.

▪ Work on southbound I-279 south of Venture Street will require traffic to be restricted to a single-lane during certain weeknights and weekends. Additional schedule information will be provided weekly as the project progresses.

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