Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing work on the installation of a temporary bridge on Millers Run Road
(Route 978) over Dolphin Run will begin Monday, January 30 in South Fayette
Township, Allegheny County weather permitting.
A recent inspection of
the Millers Run Road Bridge, located between Mohawk Road and Battle Ridge Road
(Route 978), found advanced deterioration of the structure, and required an
immediate closure. The bridge closed to traffic on December 24. All traffic is
approximately 7 a.m. Monday, crews will begin work on installing a temporary
one-lane bridge located adjacent to the currently closed structure. Work on the
temporary structure will require the long-term closure of Mohawk Road at the
intersection with Millers Run Road. Local traffic will access Mohawk Road from
Battle Ridge Road. The temporary bridge is expected to open to traffic in
mid-February. As a safety precaution, a 10-mph speed limit will be implemented
in the area of the temporary structure.
In addition to the
placement of the temporary bridge, other work including utility relocation
work, temporary traffic signals installation, paving, and line striping will
occur. Crews from Jet Excavating Company will conduct the work.
A project to
permanently replace the closed bridge is currently being designed. Mohawk Road
will remain closed to traffic at the Millers Run Road intersection until the
permanent structure is installed.
structure will not be weight posted; however, the truck detour will remain in
Posted Truck Detour
West of the Bridge
Follow Millers Run Road (Route
978) westbound to Route 50
Turn left onto Route 50
Turn left onto Millers Run Road
Follow Millers Run Road back to
East of the Bridge
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