Complete Outbound Closure Of Ft Duquesne Bridge This Weekend

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PITTSBURGH,None - Just about a month and a half to go until construction crews start to wrap up many area road projects for the winter. Sveral restrictions and one major closure are planned for this weekend. Steelers fans could see heavier delays with Parkway West work ending Sunday morning. Below is a complete list of projects.

I-279 Parkway North/Fort Duquesne Bridge

The outbound Fort Duquesne Bridge and all ramps to the outbound bridge will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. Friday continuously through 6 a.m. Sunday. Crews will seal the upper deck of the bridge. The closure will begin at the ramps from the Fort Pitt Bridge. Motorists will not be able to exit from the Fort Pitt Bridge to the Fort Duquesne Bridge, the 10th Street Bypass or Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Signs will be posted to guide motorists around the closure.

Parkway East (I-376)

Crews will be working to repair and rehabilitate pavement transitions on several bridges between the Bates Street/Oakland and the Squirrel Hill Interchanges. Restrictions will occur inbound and outbound at various times 7 p.m. Friday night through 8 p.m. Saturday.

Outbound (eastbound) single lane traffic between the Churchill and Pennsylvania Turnpike interchanges and closures of the outbound ramps at Penn Hills, Plum and Monroeville will occur as needed Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Work will conclude before noon each day.

Parkway West (I-376)

Single lane traffic in both directions on the Parkway West in Robinson Township will occur on Saturday and Sunday. All ramps will remain open. Crews will be painting the bridge that carries Steubenville Pike (Route 22/30) over the Parkway West. Left lane closures will occur in both directions 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m Sunday.

I-79

Northbound I-79 will be restricted to a single lane between the Crafton interchange and the Neville Island Bridge this weekend from 7 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Saturday. Crews will be improving shoulders, installing rumble strips and pavement markings, and sawing and sealing pavement surfaces.

Route 837/East Carson Street

Single lane traffic will occur in both directions on East Carson Street (Route 837) on the South Side. Crews will be paving the outbound (eastbound) lanes between 28th and Hot Metal streets from 7 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction shifted onto the inbound (westbound) side of East Carson Street in the work area. Parking will also be prohibited during work hours. Police will assist with traffic delays.

Route 28

Northbound (outbound) traffic is reduced to a single lane between the 31st Street Bridge and the 40th Street Bridge through July 2012.

Northbound traffic on Route 28 will remain in a single lane pattern crossed over onto the southbound lanes from the Shaler Water Treatment Facility to the Etna interchange through late November. The northbound ramps to Route 8 and Sharpsburg are also closed. Southbound Route 28 is open to two lanes.

Route 65

Route 65 is reduced to a single, 10-foot wide lane in each direction between Hiland Avenue and Camp Horne Road and from the Dilworth Run Bridge to Locust Street through mid-November.

Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) is reduced to a single lane in both directions long-term in the area of the I-79 interchange with northbound traffic crossed over onto the southbound lanes. All ramps connecting Route 65 to I-79 are also closed to facilitate the crossover. Traffic is being detoured using the Sewickley Bridge to Route 51 to I-79. These traffic patterns will remain in place through fall.