Turnpike bridge work in Penn Township to trigger 10-mile detour |

Turnpike bridge work in Penn Township to trigger 10-mile detour

Jeff Himler
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are proposing a 10-mile detour for motorists in Penn Township starting Thursday, when a contractor begins work to connect Trafford Road/Murrysville Road with a new bridge that will carry the road over the turnpike.

The section of road is expected to remain closed for about three months while Beech Construction of Carnegie realigns it to connect with the bridge. The suggested detour follows Pleasant Valley Road for 4.5 miles and Route 130 for about three miles.

The work is meant to prepare for reconstruction and widening of the turnpike, between mileposts 57 and 67, from Monroeville to Irwin, beginning in 2023.

Beech’s $10 million contract also includes replacing a bridge on Lyons Run Road and a box culvert, constructing access ramps and widening shoulders.

Visit for project details.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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