PennDOT District 11 is reminding motorists the long-term closure of the Kenmawr Bridge in Swissvale and Rankin boroughs, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, May 17 weather permitting.

A full closure of the Kenmawr Bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks between Woodstock Avenue in Swissvale Borough and 6th Avenue in Rankin Borough will begin at 3 a.m. Monday, May 17. The bridge will remain closed continuously through Thursday, July 1.  Crews will conduct roadway tie-in work to the new structure. All bridge traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

North of the Kenmawr Bridge

  • Take South Braddock Avenue north
  • Take the ramp to 376 East toward Monroeville
  • Take the ramp to Route 30 East (Exit 78A) toward Forest Hills
  • Follow Route 30 eastbound to Navy-Marine Corps Way in North Versailles Township
  • Turn right onto Navy-Marine Corps Way
  • Turn right onto East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Braddock Avenue
  • Turn right onto Talbot Avenue
  • Follow Talbot Avenue to South Braddock Avenue
  • End detour

South of the Kenmawr Bridge

  • Take South Braddock Avenue south
  • Turn right onto Kenmawr Avenue
  • Kenmawr Avenue becomes Braddock Avenue
  • Follow Braddock Avenue to East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard
  • Turn right onto East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Navy-Marine Corps Way
  • Turn left onto Route 30
  • Follow Route 30 westbound to I-376 in Forest Hills Borough
  • Take the ramp toward 376 West 22/30 Pittsburgh/Monroeville
  • Take the left-hand ramp toward West 376/22/30 toward Pittsburgh
  • From westbound I-376, take the ramp to Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77)
  • At the traffic signal, turn left onto southbound South Braddock Avenue
  • End detour

Once the bridge reopens to traffic motorists will see various lane restrictions through September. Remaining work will include sidewalk improvements, side road work, Port Authority ramp tie-in, and grading and landscaping.

The $12.46 million project includes the replacement of the weight restricted bridge, lane widening, traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of Woodstock and South Braddock Avenues, drainage improvements, guide rail updates, sign upgrades, and pavement marking installation.

Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor.

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