Route 51 Elizabeth Bridge Short-term Closure Wednesday in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing a short-term closure of the Route 51 Elizabeth Bridge in Elizabeth and West Elizabeth boroughs, Allegheny County, will occur Wednesday, July 1 weather permitting.
Cable replacement work will occur at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning on the Elizabeth Bridge. A short-term closure, approximately 45 minutes in duration, will occur on the bridge during the cable replacement work. Traffic will be detoured in both directions during
Northbound Route 51
From northbound Route 51 approaching the Elizabeth Bridge, take the ramp to Elizabeth/Glassport
Turn right onto North 3rd Avenue
North 3rd Avenue becomes McKeesport Road
McKeesport Road becomes Lincoln Boulevard
Lincoln Boulevard becomes Glassport-Elizabeth Road
Turn left and cross the Clairton-Glassport Bridge
Turn left onto southbound Route 837 (North State Street)
Take the ramp toward Elizabeth/Pittsburgh
Merge onto northbound Route 51 toward Pittsburgh
Southbound Route 51
From southbound Route 51, take the ramp to North Route 837 toward Clairton
Follow Route 837 (State Street) northbound to the Clairton-Glassport Bridge
Turn right and cross the bridge
Turn right onto Glassport-Elizabeth Road
Glassport-Elizabeth Road becomes Lincoln Boulevard
Lincoln Boulevard becomes McKeesport Road
McKeesport Road becomes North Second Avenue
Turn left onto Market Street
Follow straight onto the ramp back to southbound Route 51
Information will be provided prior to each bridge closure.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and
job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.
Additionally, to help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for traffic advisories and construction updates for the Route 51 Elizabeth Bridge and other bridge work in Elizabeth Township. Enroll by sending
email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Subscribe – Elizabeth Bridge” in the subject line.
Please use caution when traveling through the area.
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