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Truck restrictions on McKees Rocks Bridge begin Jan. 10


PennDOT announced truck restrictions on the McKees Rocks Bridge slated to begin Jan. 10, weather permitting.

Starting Tuesday, trucks and other oversized loads will be detoured via the West End Bridge, according to a press release from PennDOT.

The McKees Rocks Bridge will continue to utilize a single lane of traffic in each direction around-the-clock through early July 2023.

Phase 2 of the $22.4 million McKees Rocks Bridge preservation project extends between Route 51 at Island Avenue and Route 65, Ohio River Boulevard. Work includes sidewalk replacement, concrete pavement reconstruction of the road and four ramps at Helen Street, a curb ramp that will be compliant with the American with Disabilities Act, pavement work at intersections of Routes 65 and 51, barrier repair, deck overhang and spall repair, fencing installation, and other miscellaneous construction, according to PennDOT.

As work occurs, PennDOT said traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction, with occasional truck and turning-lane detours occurring at the West End Bridge as needed. They estimate the overall project will conclude in the fall of 2024.


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