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Paving Continues on Route 51; New Restrictions Begin Near Elizabeth

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
July 24, 2015
Posted in: Announcements

Doug Kerr photo via Flickr/licensed under Creative Commons

(Doug Kerr photo via Flickr/licensed under Creative Commons)

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Paving continues this weekend on two separate sections of Route 51, which will lead to restrictions near the Pleasant Hills cloverleaf.

And work gets underway Monday near the Elizabeth Bridge, where southbound traffic will be restricted for about two weeks.

A district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said paving and concrete patching will begin tonight and continue through Monday morning along Route 51 in Baldwin, Whitehall and Brentwood.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. in the southbound lanes (toward Elizabeth) as crews conduct resurfacing and concrete patching operations.

The work is part of an overall $15.9 million project that includes milling and resurfacing, signal improvements, drainage work, intersection and curb improvements, bridge repairs, guiderail upgrades, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction activities between Lebanon Church Road and the Liberty Tunnel.

Separately, work begins Monday morning (July 27) between Ridge Road in Jefferson Hills borough and the Elizabeth Bridge, a spokesman said. Southbound traffic on Route 51 will be restricted to one lane continuously through Aug. 11 as crews repair and repave the road.

Originally published July 24, 2015.

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