This notification of the planned weekend closure (8/14 PM - 8/17 AM) of Kenmawr/Braddock AVE that is needed to install the temporary roadway and associated work required to switch traffic over to the temporary bridge. Jackson St will also be closed off at Braddock AVE and will start utilizing the temporary access road from Hawkins Village at that time. Pedestrian Traffic and access to the Dollar General will be maintained.
Project Description From the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
The replacement of the Kenmawr Bridge which carries South Braddock Avenue over the mainline tracks of the Norfolk Southern Railroad in the Boroughs of Swissvale and Rankin, Allegheny County. The structure will be raised to provide the minimal acceptable vertical clearance to the Norfolk Southern Railroad. A temporary two‐lane bridge will be constructed to the west of the existing structure in order to accommodate bidirectional vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic during construction. Due to the existing roadway approaches serving and maintaining two‐way traffic during bridge construction, a short‐term detour will be implemented during reconstruction of the new roadway approaches to tie into the new structure. Bidirectional traffic will be maintained, and an accelerated schedule will be implemented to minimize the detour time. The project will also include drainage, guiderail, barrier, curb and sidewalk updates, highway lighting, signals, signing, pavement marking, and other miscellaneous construction.