Project Start Date: Spring 2016
Project Completion: Summer 2018
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.
Information on the project (including virtual tours of the traffic configurations) can be found at www.penndot.gov/libertybridge
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Please write “Subscribe – Liberty Bridge” in the subject line.