Kenmawr Bridge Closure

Road Closure: Kenmawr Bridge

The following are the updated schedule information for the Kenmawr Bridge Project.
As always, all work is weather dependent and any changes or updates to the schedule will be distributed accordingly.

Full 45 Day Closure of Kenmawr Ave / South Braddock Ave – 5/17/21 through 7/1/21 (see attached press release)
• Kenmawr Ave / S. Braddock Ave will be closed continuously from south of the Woodstock Ave. Intersection to the Intersection of 5th Ave. starting 3:00 AM Monday, May 17th through 7:00 PM, Thursday, July 1st.
• The closure will allow crews to connect the newly built Kenmawr Bridge to the existing roadway as well as remove the temporary bridge. Crews will also be completing miscellaneous activities such as waterline relocation, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, grading, new concrete roadway, curbs, sidewalks, etc.
• This closure also includes the intersection of Jackson Street and Braddock Ave. Jackson Street residents will have access by means of the temporary access road from Hawkins Village.
• Pedestrian Traffic will be detoured and access to the Dollar General will be maintained.
• The following detour will be in place for both cars and trucks.

Detour as follows:
North of the Kenmawr Bridge
• Take South Braddock Avenue north
• Take the ramp to 376 East toward Monroeville
• Take the ramp to Route 30 East (Exit 78A) toward Forest Hills
• Follow Route 30 eastbound to Navy-Marine Corps Way in North Versailles Township
• Turn right onto Navy-Marine Corps Way
• Turn right onto East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard
• Turn left onto Braddock Avenue
• Turn right onto Talbot Avenue
• Follow Talbot Avenue to South Braddock Avenue

South of the Kenmawr Bridge
• Take South Braddock Avenue south
• Turn right onto Kenmawr Avenue
• Kenmawr Avenue becomes Braddock Avenue
• Follow Braddock Avenue to East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard
• Turn right onto East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard
• Turn left onto Navy-Marine Corps Way
• Turn left onto Route 30
• Follow Route 30 westbound to I-376 in Forest Hills Borough
• Take the ramp toward 376 West 22/30 Pittsburgh/Monroeville
• Take the left-hand ramp toward West 376/22/30 toward Pittsburgh
• From westbound I-376, take the ramp to Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77)
• At the traffic signal, turn left onto southbound South Braddock Avenue

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.

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