The Department of Public Works announced today that nightly lane and ramp closures on the Homestead Grays Bridge between the City of Pittsburgh and Homestead Borough will begin at 10 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019. The bridge preservation work, which is expected to last until early June 2019, is required for structural steel repairs, downspout and scupper repairs and cleanout, barrier and deck repairs, and asphalt paving with line stripping.
The bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. There will be alternating lane closures, so drivers should be on alert for changing traffic patterns.
Additionally, the West Fifth Avenue ramp and the East Fifth Avenue ramp, coming to and from The Waterfront retail area, will be closed separately during the project. When they are closed, it will be between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, and a detour will be posted.
The West Fifth Avenue ramp nightly closures will begin on Monday, March 25 and are expected to last until mid-April. Traffic will be detoured using West Waterfront Drive, East Waterfront Drive, Amity Street, and East Eighth Avenue.
The East Fifth Avenue ramp nightly closures are expected to begin after completion of the West Fifth Avenue ramp, in mid-April. The East Fifth Avenue on-ramp closure is expected to last until early May. Traffic will be detoured using Amity Street and East Eighth Avenue.
Pedestrian access to the bridge will be allowed throughout the project.
The $2.5 million project is being done by Advantage Steel and Construction of Saxonburg and in conjunction with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.