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Lane restrictions, like these shown during August 2021, will return to the city’s Jerome Avenue Bridge in a few weeks as a reconstruction project continues. (Tube City Almanac file photo)
Lane restrictions will return to the Jerome Avenue Bridge in May as crews work to complete a $15.44 million reconstruction project.
Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said one eastbound lane will remain open but the westbound lanes — from Downtown to 10th Ward — will be closed beginning in early May, and remain closed for two months.
The structure is in the midst of an $15.44 million rehabilitation project that 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. of Tarentum is the prime contractor.
Built in 1937 by Allegheny County, the bridge connects West Fifth Avenue and Lysle Boulevard over the CSX Railroad tracks and the Youghiogheny River. Up to 11,000 vehicles per day cross the span.
Originally published April 20, 2022.