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CORLISS TUNNEL RESTRICTED FROM SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 51 WEST CARSON STREET TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23 IN PITTSBURGH
Traffic from southbound Route 51 (West Carson Street) will be unable to access the Corliss Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, southbound traffic on West Carson Street will be unable to turn right onto Corliss Street.  Crews will be conducting water line installation work.  The restriction will occur around-the-clock through Tuesday, Dec. 23.  Traffic will be detoured.  Signs will guide motorists.

Posted detour:

  • Traveling south on West Carson Street, continue past Corliss Street

  • Turn right onto Steuben Street

  • Turn right onto Chartiers Avenue

  • Turn right onto Corliss Street

  • End detour

Motorists will be able to access southbound West Carson Street from Corliss Street.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON PARKWAY WEST PROJECT

I 376 Parkway West Improvement Project
Project Start Date:     Summer 2014
Project Completion:   Summer 2016

Project Hotline for Questions or Concerns
412.533.4602 or 412.533.4601

A project hotline has been established to assist the public with any questions they may have during construction.  The hotline will be manned Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  Any after hours or weekend calls will be returned the next business day. 

Project Description
The overall project includes milling and resurfacing I-376 between I-79 and the Fort Pitt Tunnel.  Additionally, bridge preservation and rehabilitation work, drainage improvements, guiderail upgrades, signing and pavement marking, concrete median barrier replacement and sign structure rehabilitation will be conducted.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-376 Parkway West traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Parkway West” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.  

ROUTE 51 WEST CARSON STREET VIADUCT DETOUR SATURDAY AUG. 3 – LATE AUGUST 2015
The project includes replacing a structurally deficient viaduct that supports a portion of Route 51 between the West End Circle and Stanhope Street in the City of Pittsburgh.  Additional construction activities include wall and sidewalk rehabilitation, roadway reconstruction, drainage upgrades, signal improvements and extensive utility relocations.  Overall work will conclude in late summer 2015. 

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, northbound (outbound) Route 51 will be closed to traffic around-the-clock from the West End Bridge to Stanhope Street through late August of 2015.  Southbound (inbound) Route 51 will remain a single lane through the corridor.

Overnight and weekend southbound closures will be implemented as needed through the life of the project.

Northbound traffic will be detoured at the West End Bridge.  Signs will be posted to guide motorists.

NORTHBOUND DETOUR ROUTE
• From the West End Circle, take the West End Bridge northbound
• Turn left onto northbound Route 65
• Turn left onto the McKees Rocks Bridge
• Follow the McKees Rocks Bridge back to Route 51
• End detour

Southbound (inbound) motorists can use the detour in the opposite direction as an alternative route.

SOUTHBOUND ALTERNATE ROUTE
• From southbound Route 51, turn left across the McKees Rocks Bridge
• Turn right onto southbound Route 65
• Turn right onto the West End Bridge
• Follow the West End Bridge back to Route 51
• End alternative route

Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling through the area.  Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.

 

 

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