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Squirrel Hill Tunnel Work Continues

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Construction continues this weekend on the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, causing traffic delays.

PennDOT says the Parkway East outbound will be closed until 6 a.m. Monday as crews work to restore the tunnel.

Signs are posted along the Parkway to help guide motorists to detours.

PennDOT’s suggested detours are as follows:

Daylight detour (6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

  • Exit at Squirrel Hill (Exit 74)
  • Make left onto Forward Avenue
  • Continue taking slight right and stay on Forward Avenue
  • Left onto Beechwood Boulevard
  • Right onto Forbes Avenue
  • Right onto South Braddock Avenue
  • End detour at outbound Parkway East on-ramp

Night detour (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.)

  • Exit at Squirrel Hill (Exit 74)
  • Make left onto Forward Avenue
  • Continue slight left/straight onto Murray Avenue
  • Right onto Forbes Avenue
  • Right onto South Braddock Avenue
  • End detour at outbound Parkway East on-ramp

PennDOT is working to increase the height of the tunnel and do preservation work on the bridge over Commercial Street.

The Squirrel Hill Tunnel is also expected to be closed next weekend, May 17 to 20.

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