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Jerome Avenue Bridge Closed Sunday Night

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
October 14, 2021
Posted in: Announcements

All lanes of the Jerome Avenue Bridge will be closed Sunday night so that crews can replace portions of the bridge deck, a district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said.

The inbound lanes from 10th Ward to Downtown McKeesport will be closed from 5 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday morning, weather-permitting. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via River Road, the 15th Avenue Bridge and Walnut Street.

As a reminder, the Jerome Avenue Bridge is closed in the westbound direction around-the-clock through November.

Two additional overnight closures are anticipated to occur for deck placement work, the PennDOT spokesman said. Details will be provided in advance of any closures.

Bridge rehabilitation work on the Jerome Street Bridge over the Youghiogheny River in the City of McKeesport began in the summer of 2020. The $15.4 million rehabilitation project is anticipated to conclude in the winter of 2022 and includes a new concrete deck and sidewalk, barrier repairs, full painting, structural steel repairs, concrete substructure repairs, bearing replacement and new expansion dams.

Joseph B. Fay Co. is the prime contractor.

Originally published October 14, 2021.

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