PennDOT will close inbound West Carson Street from Stanhope Street in Esplen to the West End Circle on Saturday to repave badly damaged sections of the road.
Drivers have dealt with huge potholes that formed on the only lane open to traffic during an ongoing $39 million reconstruction project. With no room to steer around them, drivers have slowed to a crawl, causing big backups during morning rush hours. Temporary cold patching of the road has not solved the problem.
The Saturday closure will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several long sections of the road will be repaved with hot asphalt, PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said. Traffic will be detoured via the McKees Rocks Bridge and Route 65.