Current Construction Project Entry

County: Allegheny
Route: Liberty Tunnel (Route 3069)
Local Route Name: Phase IV Rehabilitation

Project Manager: Danny Rosensteel
Project Manager Phone: 412-576-6534

Assistant Construction Engineer: Heath Butler
A.C.E. Phone Number: 412-429-5063

Prime Contractor: Swank Construction Company, LLC.

Project Start:Spring 2013
Project End:Fall 2014

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Current Traffic Restrictions:
The inbound Liberty Tunnel closure will begin on Tuesday night, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. and remain closed around-the-clock through 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 as crews paint the tunnel.

Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes. Signs will be posted to guide motorists using the official posted detours:

Inbound Posted Detour:
• At the tunnel, take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) north
• Take ramp towards I-376 West/South Route 19 (Carnegie/Airport/West End)
• Bear left to South Route 19 (Banksville Road)
• Bear left to east I-376 (Parkway West)
• Follow I-376 Parkway West eastbound through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
• Bear right onto eastbound I-376 Parkway East
• Take the Parkway East to Grant Street (Exit 71-A)
• From Grant Street, make a right onto Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
• Take Boulevard of the Allies east to Liberty Bridge and Tunnels
• End detour

Overnight closures of the outbound (southbound) Liberty Tunnel will occur nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday night, Aug. 22 as crews conduct line painting operations and sign installation.
Traffic will be detoured. Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes. Signs will be posted to guide motorists using the official posted detour:
Outbound Posted Detour:
• Make right onto PJ McArdle Roadway
• Continue straight onto Merrimac Street to Woodruff Street
• Turn right onto Woodruff Street
• Follow Woodruff Street to Route 51/19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard)
• Make left onto Route 51/19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) and follow back to Route 19 (West Liberty Avenue)
• End detour

Outbound alternate detour:
• Use Fort Pitt Tunnel or West End to Route 51

Project Description:
The $18.8 million fourth phase of work to improve the Liberty Tunnel (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

The project includes repair of structural concrete, updating and repair of electrical, lighting and safety systems, refurbishing of the portal buildings and other improvements. The prime contractor is the Swank Construction Company, LLC. Overall work will conclude this fall.