Contractors for PennDOT will be inspecting the Fort Pitt Bridge today, weather permitting. A single outbound lane, the far right lane on the lower deck, will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon. The Fort Pitt Tunnel and all ramps will remain open during the inspection.
This is a routine inspection conducted by SAI Consulting Engineers. Crews will use the lower-deck lane to park lift trucks to inspect the downstream truss and floor system of the upper deck of the bridge.
To check traffic conditions on major roads, motorists can go to www.511PA.com. 511PA is free and available 24 hours a day. Information is also available by calling 5-1-1; regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.
First Published August 9, 2014 12:00 AM