PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The section of Route 51 that was closed for almost a week due to a devastating landslide in the West End reopened Saturday.READ MORE: Judge Withdraws Charges Against Woman Accused Of Beating Up Off-Duty Police Officer
Route 51 inbound was clear and reopened around 5:30 p.m.
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Crews from PennDOT and Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure have been working in 24-hour shifts to clear the mud and debris from the road since Sunday when a major landslide spilled over onto the road.
About 2,000 truckloads of dirt had to be hauled away. PennDOT District 11 brought in an additional contractor to speed up the job after the city asked for help and Harrisburg approved the request.MORE NEWS: Penn Mathilda Apartments Residents Say Heat Is Broken
Greenleaf Street, where the slide first began, remains closed.