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Route 56 Bypass in New Ken to close Tuesday, Wednesday nights

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By Valley News Dispatch
Monday, July 21, 2014, 5:06 p.m.
 

The Route 56 Bypass in New Kensington will close Tuesday and Wednesday night for the installation of new bridge beams.

The bypass is scheduled to close intermittently between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night to install beams for the new cloverleaf bridge that carries Route 366 over Route 56.

The work had been postponed due to permit issues regarding the beam transportation, but project manager Dan Bartko said the permits have been obtained. Bartko said the transportation of the beams requires a state police escort because they are so large.

PennDOT's official detour will take motorists about 25 miles around the construction by using Route 56 eastbound to Route 356, to Route 66, to Route 380, to Route 780, to Route 366.

Residents are more likely to use local roads such as Craigdell and Leechburg roads in New Kensington and Lower Burrell.

The beam replacement is part of a $2.8 million project that will result in a wider, higher and better-supported bridge at the cloverleaf.

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