PennDOT District 11 is announcing preservation work on the Thornburg Bridge (Route 60) in Robinson Township, Crafton Borough, and the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, August 22 weather permitting.

Bridge preservation work including concrete parapet and sidewalk repairs, concrete deck overlay and fencing installation will begin at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday on the Route 60 Thornburg Bridge over Chartiers Creek. To allow the work to occur, motorists will see the following restrictions: 

  • A long-term lane restriction on the bridge with a single-lane of traffic being maintained in each direction
  • The long-term closure of turning lanes on the bridge
  • The closure and detour of Cornell Avenue to through traffic
  • Up to four weekend closures of the bridge

Posted Detour

Cornell Road South of Closure

  • Take Hamilton Road westbound
  • Turn right onto Dartmouth Road
  • Turn left onto Harvard Road
  • Turn right onto Baldwin Road
  • Follow Baldwin Road back to Route 60
  • End detour

Cornell Road North of Closure

  • Take Route 60 westbound
  • Turn left onto Baldwin Road
  • Turn left onto Harvard Road
  • Turn right onto Dartmouth Road
  • Turn left onto Hamilton Road
  • Follow Hamilton Road to Cornell Avenue
  • End detour

Overall work is expected to conclude in the summer of 2023 on this $3.15 million bridge preservation project on Route 60 between Woodmere Drive and Cornell Avenue. Additional work will include traffic signal replacements and ADA curb ramp upgrades. The Swank Construction Company, LLC is the prime contractor.

Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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6 thoughts on “Route 60 Thornburg Bridge Preservation Begins Monday in Allegheny County

  1. Thanks for fixing the bridge finally. But please don’t take long turns when letting the traffic go through each side..make it a minimal amount go through each side please. Ty.

    1. Thank you for your comment. Per PennDOT District 11-0 they will be watching the timing of the lights during these early stages of the project.

  2. I very much hope that the new traffic signals will have better timing, as West bound traffic from Ingram Ave over the bridge only has a Green Light for about 30 seconds, with a 2:30 plus Red Light. Traffic regularly backs up past the entrance to Ryder Truck Rental.
    Thank you so much!

    1. Good Morning,

      Thank you for your comment. We will pass along your input to PennDOT District 11-0 for their reference. Please feel free to contact us with any other comments or questions you may have.

    1. Good Afternoon,

      I have received information from PennDOT District 11-0 regarding your question. I will forward it to your provided email address. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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