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On the Road: Regional projects impacting traffic

Tony LaRussa
| Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 7:21 a.m.

Following are some of the scheduled road construction projects in Western Pennsylvania that will impact traffic:

Squirrel Hill Tunnel

Single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions from 9:30 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. Thursday so crews can clean the tunnel and replace lighting.

Evergreen Road

Single-lane restrictions will occur in each direction of Evergreen Road below I-279 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 8 for bridge cleaning.

Scenery Drive

Single-lane alternating traffic will occur in Elizabeth and Forward townships along Scenery Drive between Round Hill Road and Fairway Drive weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 15 for water line relocation.

Work will be suspended between Nov. 22 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lovedale Road

Single-lane alternating traffic along Lovedale Road between McKeesport and Mill Hill roads in Lincoln Borough and Elizabeth Township from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Dec. 15 for water line repair work.

Route 65

Single-lane restrictions along Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) in the area of Crows Run Road in Freedom and Conway boroughs continuously through 5 p.m. Thursday for crack sawing and sealing.

Route 28

• Southbound single-lane and shoulder restrictions between the Delafield Avenue (Exit 7) and Highland Park Bridge (Exit 6) interchanges weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday.

• Traffic shifts and shoulder closures on the ramps at the Highland Park Bridge and Delafield Avenue interchanges weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Tuesday. All ramps will remain open.

Liberty Tunnel

The northbound Liberty Tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday for concrete repairs and installation of electrical conduit and fire suppression pipe.

The outbound Liberty Tunnel will not be affected, and the PJ McArdle Roadway will remain open in both directions.

The tunnel will close after the start of the Steelers game Thursday. The tunnel will remain open Friday evening for the Light Up Night celebration Downtown.

All inbound traffic will be detoured at the south portal of the Liberty Tunnel.

Liberty Bridge

A lane restriction will occur at the signal where the inbound Boulevard of the Allies and the outbound Crosstown Boulevard ramps meet to access the outbound Liberty Bridge. The restriction will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Saturday for barrier work. The ramps will remain open during construction.

PJ McArdle Roadway

A single-lane restriction will occur on the PJ McArdle Roadway between Arlington Avenue and the Liberty Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Saturday for excavation and guardrail installation. Motorists will be able to make all traffic movements from the single lane.

Babcock Boulevard

Single-lane alternating traffic will occur from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 8, along Babcock between Valencia Road (Route 4076) and Bakerstown Road (Route 4068) in Pine Township for sewer installation. Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.

I-79, Neville Township

Single-lane restrictions in each direction of I-79 in Neville will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday for inspection of the Neville Island Bridge.

The restrictions will be between the northbound on-ramp from Neville Island and the off-ramp to Route 65 at the Neville Island Bridge.

Stotler Road

Single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect along Stotler Road in Penn Hills from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 15 for pipe replacement. A single-lane restriction, controlled by stop signs, will occur during non-work hours.

Suffolk Street

Single-lane restrictions will occur in each direction of Suffolk Street in Fineview under I-279 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 24 for bridge cleaning.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368, tlarussa@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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