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 2013

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Current Traffic Restrictions:
Beginning, April 2, 2013: To allow the work to occur, the Liberty Tunnel will be closed in both directions nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday-Friday nights through November 2013. (Note: Outbound closures will begin approximately two hours later on nights of Penguins home games.)

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

Outbound detour:
• Use Fort Pitt Tunnel or West End to Route 51
Alternate detour:
• Make right onto PJ McArdle Roadway
• Continue straight onto Merrimac Street to 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 (Liberty Avenue)
• End detour

Inbound detour:
• Take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) north to I-376 (Parkway West)
• Take the Parkway West eastbound through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
• Bear right on the eastbound Parkway East (I-376)
• Take the Parkway East to Grant Street (New Exit 71A/Old Exit 1C)
• From Grant Street, make right onto Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
• Take Boulevard of the Allies east to Liberty Bridge and Tunnels
• End detour

Commercial vehicle traffic should use the Parkway East (I-376), Parkway West (I-376) and Route 51 to bypass the closures. Message boards are posted to guide commercial vehicles through this detour.

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.