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Work on Squirrel Hill Tunnel Rehab Project to Begin Monday

Get ready for traffic! Lane closures will begin next week.

Lane closures on the westbound lanes of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels are right around the corner.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that closures will begin on Monday.

An inbound lane will close Mondays through Saturdays at 10 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Full weekend closures on the inbound lane will begin in July.

The $49 million project includes updating electrical systems, lighting system, control system, ventilation system, structural repairs to the walls and arched ceiling, installation of a water line and other improvements. Overall work is set to conclude in the summer of 2014.

For a detailed description of closures and detours,

Will this affect you? Tell us in the comments!

Stephen Hirtle March 14, 2012 at 04:46 PM
The previous article said "March through April: Detour route pavement improvements (Penn Avenue, Forbes Avenue, Beechwood Boulevard, South Braddock Avenue)." I hope that is more the the temporary patching they did last week. South Braddock along the park is still in pretty rough shape.

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