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Route 837 from Pittsburgh into West Homestead will be closed tonight and Thursday night so that crews can repair broken concrete and remove shielding around the Glenwood Bridge interchange, a spokesperson said.
The closures will occur Oct. 25 and 26, weather permitting, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., said the district spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation.
The southbound portion of 837 will be closed at Becks Run Road to all vehicles except emergency vehicles.
The posted detour will include the Hot Metal Bridge, Second Avenue, Irvine Street and the Glenwood Bridge. Delays are possible.
Crews from J. F. Shea Construction, Inc., are conducting the repairs as part of the ongoing $16.9 million rehabilitation of the interchange between the Glenwood Bridge, Route 837 and Route 885.
Additional upcoming work will include lighting upgrades, safety improvements and painting. The project is expected to conclude in December, the PennDOT spokesperson said.
Originally published October 25, 2017.