Some 12,000 daily riders of the Port Authority’s light rail Red Line are going to have to find an alternative mode of transportation for six months starting March 27.
The transit agency will replace a nearly mile-long stretch of deteriorating tracks and street pavement in Beechview.
This section on Broadway Avenue, “has reached the end of its useful life,” according to Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie. And it has required “22 costly repairs” since 2008 to keep it open.
The Red Line provides service from the South Hills to Downtown and the North Shore.