PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on the Elizabeth Bridge (Route 51) in Elizabeth and West Elizabeth boroughs, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, January 28 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur, weather permitting, on the Elizabeth Bridge weekdays through late February as crews install bird screens. Restrictions will not occur in both directions simultaneously.  Work will occur in the southbound direction from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or in the northbound direction from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The work is part of the $31.3 million Elizabeth Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  Additional improvements include concrete deck and barrier replacement, steel repairs, expansion dam replacement, bearing repairs, concrete substructure repairs, full painting, and drainage upgrades on the Elizabeth Bridge over the Monongahela River.  Additionally, five other structures at the bridge will be rehabilitated.

Swank Construction Company LLC is the prime contractor. The overall project will end in late 2019.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for traffic advisories and construction updates for the Route 51 Elizabeth Bridge and other bridge work in Elizabeth Township. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Elizabeth Bridge” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 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.

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