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PennDOT Closing Inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel Weekend Of May 30

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(Photo Credit: KDKA)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Get ready for some significant delays at the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the final weekend of the month.

Officials with PennDOT say they will be closing down the inbound side of the tunnel from 9 p.m. on Friday, May 30 through 5 a.m. on Monday, June 2.

Crews will be working on paving and bridge expansion dam replacement.

According to PennDOT, the outbound side of the tunnel will remain open, but drivers should expect some short-term stoppages there.

Significant delays are expected in the area during the closure, and PennDOT is advising drivers who use that area to take alternate routes.

Here are their suggested detours:

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

  • Exit at Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77)
  • Make right onto South Braddock Avenue
  • Left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Left onto Beechwood Boulevard
  • Right onto Forward Avenue
  • Access ramp to westbound I-376


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

  • Exit at Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77)
  • Make right onto South Braddock Avenue
  • Left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Left onto Murray Avenue
  • Bear right onto Forward Avenue
  • Access ramp to westbound I-376


Suggested alternate detour (if westbound Parkway East is congested):

  • Exit onto northbound Route 8/Ardmore Boulevard at Wilkinsburg (Exit 78) interchange
  • Continue north on Penn Avenue
  • Make left onto Braddock Avenue
  • Make right onto Forbes Avenue
  • From Forbes Avenue, follow detours provided above.


To avoid lengthy delays on the posted detour, PennDOT also suggests the following routes:

  • Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Monroeville to the Harmar (Exit 48) interchange. Follow Route 28 southbound into Pittsburgh.
  • Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Monroeville to the Cranberry (Exit 28) interchange. Follow I-79 southbound to the Parkway North (I-279) into Pittsburgh.
  • Take westbound I-70 to northbound I-79 to the eastbound (inbound) Parkway West (I-376) into Pittsburgh.


Click here to access PennDOT’s website, which has more information on the $49.5 million Squirrel Hill Tunnel Rehab Project.

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