The Department of Public Works announced today that nightly lane and ramp closures on the Homestead Grays Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh and Homestead Borough will begin at 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The restrictions, which are expected to last three weeks, are required to replace a damaged bridge expansion dam.
The bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Fridays. There will be alternating lane closures, so drivers should be on alert for changing traffic patterns and expect delays in the area. Police will be directing traffic for the duration of the work.
Additionally, the bridge’s East Fifth Avenue ramp will be closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Fridays. Traffic will be detoured using Amity Street and East Eighth Avenue.
Pedestrian access to the bridge will be allowed while work is taking place.
Recent contracted work on the bridge as part of a $2.5 million preservation project ended on May 24, 2019. However, while crews were performing that work, they discovered the damaged bridge expansion dam that needs to be replaced. There is no added cost due to this work, as it is covered by the contract.
The work is being done by Advantage Steel and Construction of Saxonburg in conjunction with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.