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Little Bridge To Cause Big Problem For Downtown Traffic

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Many road construction projects are starting to wind down, but PennDOT is about to launch a new project that they want motorists to be well forewarned about.

In a city of bridges, it’s one of the smallest around and yet its location makes it a critical piece of the afternoon rush hour.

It is called the Fancourt Street Bridge. If that means nothing to you, suffice it to say, it’s a major connection between Fort Duquesne Boulevard and the Fort Pitt Bridge.

The bridge is the little ramp that connects from Fort Duquesne Boulevard to the ramp from the 10th Street Bypass just past Stanwix Street.

The ramp will close next week for three months and is set to reopen in December.

With the bridge closing, access to the 10th Street Bypass from the Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne Bridges will be closed.

Essentially, motorists will be unable to use the 10th Street Bypass going east. In this case, Fort Duquesne Boulevard is your alternative

The crumbling Fancourt Bridge is old and crumbling and will be totally removed and rebuilt.

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