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Turnpike to close between Irwin and Pittsburgh for bridge removal

Renatta Signorini

The Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed for about five hours early Sunday between the Pittsburgh and Irwin interchanges as crews remove a bridge.

The closure is planned from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., depending on the weather.

Crews have been working to replace the bridge that previously carried Trafford-Murrysville Road over the toll road at milepost 59.6 in preparation for a widening project.

The recommended 22-mile detour will take motorists east on Route 22, south on Toll Route 66 and west on Route 30.

The $300 million widening project — set to begin in 2023 — will increase the turnpike from four to six lanes along the 10-mile stretch between the Irwin interchange and the Pittsburgh interchange at Monroeville.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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