South Highland Bridge to close March 4 for replacement
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The replacement of South Highland Avenue Bridge in Shadyside is scheduled to start in March and continue into November, a public works official told city council this morning.
Patrick Hassett, the assistant director of public works, said the multi-million dollar project is slated to start at 5 a.m. March 4. The new bridge is expected to open in November.
Councilman Bill Peduto said the bridge reconstruction will shut down South Highland Avenue, a busy business corridor, and Ellsworth Avenue, the road that runs beneath the bridge. He plans to meet with merchants on both sides of the bridge who fear their businesses will be interrupted.
City council also gave preliminary approval to a $250,000 allocation to the Department of Public Works' Bridge Repairs program, which will allow the department to tackle a number of projects. Mr. Hassett told city council that the money will be used for the demolition of a pedestrian bridge in West Park and repairs on the Second Avenue Bridge in Duck Hollow.
First Published February 6, 2013 12:12 am