Allegheny River Boulevard lane closures to begin Friday

| Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 10:13 a.m.

Long-term lane closures are expected to begin today along Allegheny River Boulevard in Oakmont and Verona.

PennDOT plans, weather permitting, to begin repair work on the bridge that carries the boulevard over Plum Creek.

Long-term lane closures will occur between Seldon Avenue and College Avenue beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction continuously through Friday, Oct. 18.

Crews will conduct bridge improvements including concrete deck and approach slab repairs, guardrail improvement and concrete barriers.

The project is included in a $3 million contract for improvements on several roadways in Allegheny County. Work on Allegheny River Boulevard includes milling and resurfacing, base repairs, drainage upgrades, bridge improvements, line painting and other minor construction.

The Derry Construction Co., Inc. is the main contractor.

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