Fort Pitt Tunnel reopens after emergency repairs


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reopened the inbound (eastbound) Fort Pitt Tunnel Saturday after emergency repairs were made overnight Friday.

Authorities said through routine monitoring it was determined that a 10-x-30 foot section of the suspended ceiling needed to be removed due to deteriorated support brackets.

The tunnel closed Friday at 9 p.m. Up until that point, traffic in the tunnel was restricted to a single lane. However, PennDOT urged motorists to consider alternate routes until the tunnel reopened early Saturday morning.

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