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Liberty Tunnel to close at night starting in April

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Monday, March 25, 2013, 7:06 p.m.
 

Motorists will find the Liberty Tunnel closed in both directions during the wee hours starting April 2 as the fourth phase of improvements begin, PennDOT said.

Crews will repair concrete, improve lighting and electrical systems and make other improvements as part of an $18.8 million project. Both tubes will close during work from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday to Friday nights through November.

Outbound closures will begin about two hours later on nights of Penguins home games, PennDOT said.

About 45,000 vehicles use the tunnels on an average day. PennDOT did not say how many vehicles typically use the tunnels during the project's overnight hours.

Signs will direct motorists to use the Fort Pitt Tunnel and Route 51 to get around the closures.

Tom Fontaine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7847 or tfontaine@tribweb.com.

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