2012-03-22


Current Traffic Patterns on Mansfield Bridge to Continue through March 28

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Department of Public Works today announced that traffic on the Mansfield Bridge will continue in its current configuration (one lane in each direction in the curb lanes) until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. At that time, traffic will be routed to the upstream side of the bridge with a single lane in each direction maintained at all times. Originally, traffic was to be rerouted to the upstream side of the bridge at 6:00 p.m. today, March 22.

For additional information, contact Construction Manager Doug Aiken at 412-350-2517.

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The Mansfield Bridge Project is a $31 million rehabilitation of the 1400-foot thru-truss bridge that spans the Monongahela River between Dravosburg and McKeesport. The project includes replacement of the entire bridge deck, repair of deteriorating concrete on the substructure, addition of scour protection on the river piers, cleaning and repainting the superstructure, installation of new hand railing along the entire length of the structure, and replacement of bridge, roadway and navigational lighting systems. Concrete repair and paving will be done on the ramps leading to McKeesport and Glassport. West Fifth Avenue will be paved from McKeesport to Glassport. Work will also be done on the ramps that connect the bridge to Maple Avenue in Dravosburg. Overall completion of the project is scheduled for fall 2014.

The county has created a Mansfield Bridge Project website with construction details and traffic information.

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