New traffic alert regarding Liberty Tunnel



PITTSBURGH - The painting project inside the outbound Liberty Tunnel that has caused the lanes to be closed since last week has moved to the other side, as well.

Starting Monday, there will be temporary closures on the inbound side. The lanes will close at 8 p.m. each night and reopen the following morning at 6 a.m.

“That’s going to be rough on me,” said David Borsotti, who relies on the tunnel to get to and from work.

The store Borsotti works at doesn’t close until 10 p.m.

“So it’s closing at 8. I have to go all the way around, up through Mt. Oliver and down and around 18th. It really makes it a pain to have to be driving all that time,” Borsotti said.

PennDOT officials said the detour will be on Route 51 North to the Parkway West and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

The inbound work is scheduled to finish Aug. 8. The outbound lanes are expected to fully reopen July 28.

“It’s added about 15-20 minutes,” said Keenan Appleton, who takes the tunnel to school every day.

CLICK HERE for information on the latest traffic conditions.


Liberty Tunnel closure causes major traffic headache for drivers