• Popular detour around Squirrel Hill Tunnel partially closed by landslide

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    PITTSBURGH - A partial landslide is again impacting a familiar road in Pittsburgh’s East End.

    Traffic is being forced to yield on Forward Avenue in Squirrel Hill after a partial slide.

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    It was forced to close several times last winter and spring when the hill over the other side of the road began to slide.

    Traffic on either end of the two lane road now has a stop sign so vehicles can safely pass.

    Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor, who represents the area, said the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is evaluating the ongoing problems and what needs to be done to fix it long term.

    "When we did the big fix on Commercial, that side has stabilized and then all of the water run off has just sped up the issues with the other side which is where we're stuck right now," he said.

    Next week, the city is scheduled to do core testing to see the strength of the road and how much work will be needed to fix it.


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