Liberty Bridge to close tonight until morning

PennDOT announces that they will close the Liberty Bridge, causing motorists to find alternative routes in and out of the city.

The inbound Liberty Bridge will close to traffic in both directions from 8 p.m. Wednesday night through 5 a.m. Thursday morning as part of the Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

The closures are part of the $80.08 million Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Goals of the project include:

–> replace decks

–> reconstruct ramps

–> repair structural steel

–> paint of the entire structure

–> repair concrete

–> improve signage

–> install new alternating overhead lane control system.

Posted Detours

Inbound Liberty Bridge

• Take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) northbound • Take the exit to I-376 West/US 19 South toward Carnegie/Airport/West End • Take Exit 69A toward US 19 South/Banksville Road • Keep left and loop back to I-376 eastbound toward Fort Pitt Tunnel • Follow eastbound I-376 through Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Fort Pitt Bridge • For access to I-279 destinations follow I-279 signage, all other destinations take exit toward I-376 East/Monroeville • Take the left exit 71A to Grant Street • Turn left onto Grant Street • End detour