Bridge replacement eliminating shortcut for several months in Pittsburgh neighborhood

Bridge replacement eliminating shortcut for several months in Pittsburgh neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — A shortcut for drivers in Pittsburgh's Banksville neighborhood will be unavailable for months, creating traffic issues.

Crews started replacing the bridge at the intersection of Banksville Avenue and Carnahan Road.

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Because of the work, drivers will not be able to turn onto either road for several months. However, nearby Banksville Road will stay open to traffic in both directions.

While drivers agree the project is needed because the bridge is aging, they're preparing for long wait times and backups.

<p>Starting Dec. 7, crews will start replacing the bridge at the intersection of <span class="wsc-spelling-problem" data-spelling-word="Banksville" data-wsc-lang="en_US">Banksville</span> Avenue and <span class="wsc-spelling-problem" data-spelling-word="Carnahan" data-wsc-lang="en_US">Carnahan</span> Road.</p>

Starting Dec. 7, crews will start replacing the bridge at the intersection of Banksville Avenue and Carnahan Road.

"We're gonna have to detour around it, but it's gonna jam up traffic really bad in this area. A lot of people. This is a shortcut to get through the city," Josh Davis, of Shaler Township, said.

Many drivers cut through the area to avoid traffic along the Parkway West heading into Green Tree.

The work for phase one of the project is scheduled to last through April 2020.

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