Squirrel Hill Tunnel http://wesa.fm en Parkway West Construction Gets Underway http://wesa.fm/post/parkway-west-construction-gets-underway <p>As PennDOT nears completion on the two-year long, $49 million rehabilitation of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels next month, it’s beginning work Wednesday evening on the first of three Parkway West (I-376) projects.</p><p>One outbound lane will be closed as workers install traffic control signs Wednesday and Thursday from midnight until 5 a.m.</p><p>This first project involves construction of a fourth outbound lane, about a mile long, from Rosslyn Farms to I-79. PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said he expects this part of the $3.72 million project to be completed by the spring.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:34:50 +0000 Kevin Gavin & Jess Lasky 32325 at http://wesa.fm Inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel To Close This Weekend http://wesa.fm/post/inbound-squirrel-hill-tunnel-close-weekend <p>Drivers planning to take the Parkway East (I-376) into the city will have to find an alternate route this weekend.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to 5 a.m. Monday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to <span style="line-height: 1.5;">PennDOT spokesman </span>Steve Cowan, crews will be paving the road surface of the inbound tunnel and replacing the bridge expansion dam.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:55:34 +0000 Jessica Nath 29333 at http://wesa.fm Ice Delays Squirrel Hill Tunnel Traffic http://wesa.fm/post/ice-delays-squirrel-hill-tunnel-traffic <p>Motorists using the westbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel along the Parkway East (I-376)&nbsp;have been dealing with delays due to a buildup of ice. Steve Cowan Press Officer for PennDOT District 11 says the inbound tunnel has a water flow problem, and in the winter, when temperatures get below freezing, this leads to the temporary shutdown of the tunnel so workers can melt the ice.</p><p>Cowan says that a contractor is looking at a way to fix the water leak problem, but he’s is not sure when that will be completed.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:56:25 +0000 Jess Lasky 25061 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburghers: Prepare for Lots of Orange Barrels in 2014 http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghers-prepare-lots-orange-barrels-2014 <p>The new year will bring the end of two multi-year construction projects, the beginning of a couple of others, and tapping additional funds from the recently passed transportation bill for some bridge work.</p><p><strong>Route 28</strong></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 21848 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburghers: Prepare for Lots of Orange Barrels in 2014 Weekend Squirrel Hill Tunnel Closure Canceled Due to Inclement Weather http://wesa.fm/post/weekend-squirrel-hill-tunnel-closure-canceled-due-inclement-weather <p>A planned closure of the outbound (westbound) Squirrel Hill Tunnel this weekend has been canceled due to inclement weather, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.<br><br>The tunnel will remain open in both directions this weekend, according to a news release from PennDOT. Single lane closures in each direction are expected to continue Friday evening into Saturday morning.<br><br>The closure had been planned as part of the second year of a four-year major rehabilitation of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.<br> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:08:27 +0000 Ryan Loew 5092 at http://wesa.fm