LB5Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Project Start Date:          Spring 2016

Project Completion:       Summer 2018

Project Information 

412.334.5436

A project information line has been established to assist the public during construction.  Additionally, individuals can call the District 11 Construction Hotline at 412-429-6035 for construction information on the Liberty Bridge.

Project Website

Information on the project (including virtual tours of the traffic configurations) can be found at www.penndot.gov/libertybridge

Project Description

The Liberty Bridge rehabilitation project began in 2015 with survey work and platform installation.  Deck replacement work and ramp reconstruction will begin in late April 2016.  Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in the direction of peak travel and a single lane of traffic will occur in the opposite direction.  Overnight single-lane restrictions in each direction will occur.  Long-term closure of the ramps to and from the Boulevard of the Allies will occur and detours will be posted.  Phased work will begin on the far right northbound (inbound) lane and progress across the bridge through 2016.  Other improvements include structural steel repairs and painting, concrete repairs, signage improvements and the installation of a new alternating overhead lane control system.  The project will continue through 2017 and include five (5) weekend and 26 overnight closures of the bridge, and 80 day closure of the Boulevard of the Allies in the bridge area, additional ramp closures and single-lane restrictions on the bridge and on Second Avenue next year.

2017 Update

Crews will resume work on the bridge in 2017 including expansion dam replacement, a latex overlay and deck replacement on the northern end of the structure necessitating overnight and weekend closures and single-lane restrictions.  Additionally, rehabilitation work requiring a 132-day closure of the on and off-ramps to the Boulevard of the Allies and an 80-day closure of the Boulevard of the Allies between the Liberty Bridge and Grant Street will occur.  Restrictions will also occur on Second Avenue and I-376 (Parkway East) during construction.  Other improvements include structural steel repairs and painting, concrete repairs, signage improvements, and the installation of a new alternating overhead lane control system. Overall work will continue through mid-late August 2018.

Traffic Advisories

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

Detour Routes

Liberty Bridge Pedestrian Detour

Liberty Bridge Detour for Ramp to I-376 East Oakland, Monroeville / Blvd of the Allies (Ramp A)

Liberty Bridge Alternate Detour for Ramp to SR 376 East, Oakland, Monroeville (Ramp A)

Liberty Bridge Detour Alternate Route for Ramp to US 19 / SR 51 Liberty Bridge (Ramp B)

Liberty Bridge Phase 1A Daily Changes

 

Liberty Bridge