Public meetings scheduled on Liberty Bridge construction
PennDOT will host three public meetings next week on the upcoming $80 million rehabilitation of the Liberty Bridge.
The project will necessitate multiple lane restrictions and detours in 2016 and 2017.
The meetings will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and noon to 1 p.m. at Wintergarden at PPG Place in Downtown on April 5. Another meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brashear High School Auditorium, 590 Crane Ave. in Beechview.
Deck construction on the bridge will begin in late April. PennDOT will keep two lanes open in the direction of peak travel, and one lane open in the opposite direction. Construction also will require overnight single-lane restrictions and long-term ramp closures to and from the Boulevard of the Allies.
The project will include five weekend and 26 overnight closures of the bridge, an 80-day closure of the Boulevard of the Allies near the bridge, and other nearby closures and restrictions.
About 55,000 drivers use the bridge each day.