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Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel To Close This Weekend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Work will continue this weekend on the ceiling of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

As a result, the outbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.

Crews will continue to work on removing the ceiling in the tunnel.

According to a statement from PennDOT, "The $14.17 million project includes the removal of the tunnel ceiling, relocation of CCTV cameras and temperature monitors, concrete repair work to the tunnel walls and air duct arch, waterline and standpipe improvements , electrical updates, drainage improvements, reroofing of a portion of the North Portal Building, milling and resurfacing of the bituminous roadway, pavement marking, and other miscellaneous construction."

Motorists are being asked to allow for extra time to get around the area.

Here's the posted detour:

  • From the Fort Pitt Bridge, traffic will take the ramp to North Route 837/Route 51 West End (Exit 69C)
  • Follow Route 837 (West Carson Street) to the West End Circle
  • Turn left onto southbound Route 51 towards the Airport
  • Follow Route 51 to Airport/Carnegie ramp to I-376 Parkway West
  • End detour

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