Road Work Starting Wednesday On PA Turnpike

Section Of Grant Street Closed Until July

May 06, 2019 - 8:17 am

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Grant St. will be closed in front the Federal Courthouse for two months for brick replacement.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, contractors will be working on the eastbound side of Grant between Seventh and Liberty Avenues. That’s the side heading away from the Monongahela River.

“There are places where it’s sunken down to some degree and the bricks have become loose or the bricks have started to crack up,” City engineer Eric Setzler told KDKA Radio.

He says those red bricks will be removed down to the concrete slab beneath.

“So after we replace the concrete base course where needed, then we will relay all new bricks on top of it.”

Traffic will be maintained in both directions on the opposite side of the road. The work is expected to be complete by July 3.

Setzler says the City hopes to replace all the bricks on Grant St. in sections of the next several years.

This first project will cost about $640,000 of the City’s $20 million street resurfacing budget for 2019.

Over one dozen Port Authority bus routes will be detoured around this closure, with signs posted at all impacted stops. Riders with questions are encouraged to call Customer Service at 412-442-2000.

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