Office of Mayor William Peduto
Department of Public Works Instituting Lane Changes on West Ohio Street Bridge
PennDOT requiring partial closure of bridge due to stability issues

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 30, 2015) The West Ohio Street Bridge in the city’s Allegheny West neighborhood will be temporarily closed Friday, July 31, as crews from the Department of Public Works create new lane patterns across the short span.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is requiring partial closure of the bridge, which crosses a Norfolk & Southern railroad line, due to continued deterioration of the bridge trusses. The bridge is on West Ohio Street between Ridge Avenue and Merchant Street.

All West Ohio Street traffic between Ridge and Merchant will be shifted on to the northern side of the structure. The new configuration will remain in place indefinitely.

Friday morning the Public Works Traffic Division will shut down the intersections of West Ohio & Brighton Road; Ridge Avenue & Brighton Road; and West Ohio and Merchant Street in order to restripe the area and institute lane changes on the bridge.

The current eastbound lanes on the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic but will allow pedestrians and bicyclists.

The westbound lanes of the bridge will be converted to two-way traffic.

The bridge is expected to reopen by mid-day Friday.



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