The Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced that today the Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekday nights – except during inclement weather – starting on Monday, December 12, 2022. The overnight closures, which are expected to last at least two months, are required for installation of enhanced lighting.

Traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, and Isabella Street. One sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians throughout the closure.

After work on the Rachel Carson Bridge is complete, crews will begin installing enhanced lighting on the Andy Warhol Bridge. That also will require overnight closures for at least two months. When a start date for overnight closures on the Andy Warhol Bridge is finalized, that information will be provided to the public via press release, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Allegheny Alerts.

Installation of enhanced lighting on the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge is anticipated to occur late next year. The bridge is currently closed for rehabilitation work, and it is not expected to reopen until December 2023.

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