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New Eastbound Route 30 Bridge at Electric Avenue Opens Tuesday Afternoon

The westbound bridge will be replaced next year.

The new bridge that carries eastbound Route 30 (Ardmore Boulevard) over Electric Avenue in North Braddock Borough will open on Tuesday, Nov. 20, weather permitting.

Jim Struzzi, PennDOT District 11 spokesman, said traffic on eastbound Route 30, just over the Forest Hills border, has been crossed over onto the westbound lanes since early April.

Initially, the new eastbound bridge will open to a single lane of traffic by late afternoon Tuesday. Westbound traffic will also remain in single lane. In addition, the eastbound off-ramp to Electric Avenue will reopen Tuesday.

Through Tuesday into Wednesday afternoon, crews will work to remove all long-term restrictions in this area. Two lanes of traffic on Route 30 will be restored in each direction by late afternoon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, through winter.  

The crossover will be implemented again next spring to allow the westbound bridge to be replaced.  

The $12.9 million project includes replacing the bridges over Electric Avenue, bituminous pavement, approach work, drainage, guide rail and concrete barrier, highway lighting, retaining wall and other improvements.

The overall project will be completed in fall 2013. The prime contractor is the Trumbull Corporation of Pittsburgh.

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