SHALER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – East Elfinwild Road will close near the intersection with Route 8 at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16.

The closure is expected to last until December so crews can rebuild the structurally deficient Pine Creek Bridge No. 9.

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Work will replace abutments, superstructure, retaining wall, barriers, drainage systems, guide rails, pavement, sidewalks, curbs, and ADA ramps.

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Three detours will be in place:

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  • East Elfinwild Road will be detoured using Middle Road, Burchfield Road, and Route 8.
  • The left-turn lane used by Route 8 southbound traffic will be closed, meaning traffic headed to businesses located on closure site will be detoured through Eighth Avenue, Edison Street, Duquesne Street, and Route 8 northbound.
  • Drivers exiting the businesses at the closure site going southbound on Route 8 will be detoured using Route 8 northbound, Duncan Avenue, Mount Royal Boulevard, and Elfinwild Road.
  • Emergency response teams have also been notified of the closure and have established alternate routes.