Ramp closures continue near West End Circle after water main break

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A pair of ramps near Pittsburgh's West End Circle remain closed Wednesday as crews continue repairs on a water main that broke Tuesday afternoon.

A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation worker told Channel 11 News that crews are concerned about the integrity of the road, and they also need to have access to the break, which is why officials made the closures. 

The ramp from northbound Route 837 to Route 51 and the ramp from southbound 51 to southbound Route 837 are closed to traffic, causing issues for drivers for the second day in a row. 


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The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority said a 20-inch line broke, causing water to fill the median under the West End Circle. 

PWSA crews finished repair work Wednesday morning, but they still had cleaning up to do and PennDOT must do a final check of the road before it reopens.

PennDOT is scheduled to put the jersey barriers back in place and do some paving Thursday morning. The final inspection is expected to take place Thursday and officials are waiting for word whether they'll reopen the bypass ramps by Thursday evening. 

Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com for continuing coverage. 


 

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