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Jerome Bridge East Lane Closed Friday Night

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
July 07, 2021
Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

The eastbound lane of the Jerome Avenue Bridge will be closed Friday night — weather-permitting — so that crews can conduct bridge deck placement work.

The westbound lanes are currently closed and will remain closed through November.

A district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said the eastbound lane, toward Downtown McKeesport from 10th Ward, is scheduled to reopen by 8 a.m. Saturday.

The posted detour includes Ramp One, River Road, the 15th Avenue Bridge and Walnut Street.

The Jerome Avenue Bridge is in the middle of a $15.44 million rehabilitation project that began in summer 2020. The work, scheduled to conclude in 2022, includes a new concrete deck and sidewalk, barrier repairs, full painting, structural steel repairs, concrete substructure repairs, bearing replacement and new expansion dams.

The Joseph B. Fay Co. is the prime contractor.

Originally published July 07, 2021.

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