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REMINDER: Smithfield Street Bridge Weekend Closure June 14-17 in Pittsburgh


​Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is reminding motorists a full weekend closure of the Smithfield Street Bridge which carries Route 3027 over the Monongahela River in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur tonight, Friday night, June 14 through Monday morning, June 17 weather permitting.

The Smithfield Street Bridge will close to traffic in both directions between Fort Pitt Boulevard and Carson Street from 10 p.m. Friday night continuously through 6 a.m. Monday morning. Crews will conduct roadway, median and sidewalk concrete repairs, bridge deck overlay work, and line painting operations. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour
South of the Bridge

  • Take East Carson Street to South Tenth Street
  • Turn onto South Tenth Street and cross the bridge
  • Turn left onto Second Avenue
  • Turn left onto B Street
  • Turn right onto First Avenue
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • Turn right onto Fort Pitt Boulevard
  • End detour

North of the Bridge

  • Same detour in the opposite direction

Emergency vehicles and buses will be permitted on the bridge. The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians.

This $8.49 million bridge preservation project includes steel repairs, spot painting, replacing existing sidewalk in two of the four spans, replacing the epoxy deck surface, concrete deck repairs, concrete and masonry substructure repairs, as well as upgrades to the lane control system and installation of pedestrian signals at the Fort Pitt Boulevard intersection. The project also includes minor preservation work to the bridge carrying Smithfield Street over Station Square Drive. The project will have single-lane traffic maintained throughout the project duration with two full weekend closures expected. Bus traffic will be maintained during the weekend closures and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional X alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

 Contact: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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