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Closures expected for Liberty Tunnel through Wednesday


PITTSBURGH - The Liberty Tunnel will have closures during overnight hours Sunday through Wednesday, weather permitting.

On Sunday and Monday nights, the inbound (northbound) tunnel will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The outbound (southbound) tunnel will be closed Tuesday night after traffic from the Penguins game is cleared. The closure will last until 5 a.m.

On Wednesday night, the outbound (southbound) tunnel will close at 10 p.m. and reopen at 5 a.m.

The closures are due to tunnel bore and exhaust shaft inspections.

Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes during the closures, but detours will be posted.

Inbound detour:

  • At the tunnel, take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) north
  • Take ramp toward I-376 West/South Route 19 (Carnegie/Airport/West End)
  • Bear left to South Route 19 (Banksville Road)
  • Bear left to east I-376 (Parkway West)
  • Follow I-376 Parkway West eastbound through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Bear right on to eastbound I-376 Parkway East
  • Take the Parkway East to Grant Street (Exit 71-A)
  • From Grant Street, make a right on to Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Take Boulevard of the Allies east to Liberty Bridge and Tunnels
  • End detour

Outbound detour:

  • Make right on to PJ McArdle Roadway
  • Continue straight on to Merrimac Street to Woodruff Street
  • Follow Woodruff Street to Route 51/19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard)
  • Make left on to Route 51/19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) and follow back to Route 19 (Liberty Avenue)
  • End detour

***Commercial vehicle traffic should use the Parkway East (I-376), Parkway West (I-376) and Route 51 to bypass the closures.***