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Road Work Planned in McKeesport, East Pittsburgh

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
September 26, 2017
Posted in: Announcements

Motorists can expect restrictions on roadways in McKeesport and East Pittsburgh this week as crews begin road repairs.

Beginning Wednesday (Sept. 27), one lane of East Fifth Avenue will be restricted near the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge so that crews can make concrete repairs to one of the bridge ramps, said a district spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation.

The closure will affect one of the two lanes heading westbound (from East End to Downtown) between Queen Street and Pirl Street beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday and continuing through Oct. 20, PennDOT said.

Separately, a major repaving project is slated to begin tonight in East Pittsburgh and North Braddock.

The PennDOT spokesperson said Electric Avenue will be closed nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through mid-October so that crews can repair and repave the street and improve drainage.

The work affects the entire stretch of Electric between Braddock Avenue and Route 30 and may also affect the ramps to and from Route 30.

Additional work may occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as needed, PennDOT said.

In addition, the eastbound Route 30 off-ramp to East Pittsburgh and North Braddock will be closed every night, now through early October. The posted detour will take motorists into North Versailles Twp. and onto East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard.

Crews from A. Folino Construction Inc. are doing the Electric Avenue work as part of a $5.35 million contract to repair and repave a number of streets in PennDOT District 11.

Originally published September 26, 2017.

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