Several roads to close for construction beginning this weekend

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PITTSBURGH —

Construction in Pittsburgh will be in overdrive in coming weeks as major roadways are repaired.

This weekend, the outbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Drivers will be detoured through the eastern suburbs, creating delays of an hour or more, Channel 11’s Trisha Pittman reported.

The Liberty Tunnel will also be shut down starting Friday at 10 p.m. It will not reopen until Aug. 12. Traffic will be rerouted over Mount Washington, adding at least a half an hour to driving time.

Pittman said all drivers will be allowed to use the Wabash Tunnel as an alternate route between the hours of 7-11 p.m. on weekdays and between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekends. The tunnel, which will reopen Saturday after a long-term closure, can be used as an HOV lane outbound from 3-7 p.m. on weekdays.

West Carson Street will soon be closed, as well. Starting Aug. 2, the road will be closed from the West End Bridge to McKees Rocks. Pitman reported the outbound lanes will be closed off for more than two years. State Route 65 will be the main detour through late 2015.

As a reminder, the Parkway North HOV lanes will be closed Friday night through Monday morning for the Pittsburgh Triathlon.