The closure is expected to last 5 hours.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The toll road for the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between Allegheny Valley Exit 48 and Pittsburgh Exit 5 for part of this weekend.

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The closure will go into effect starting on Saturday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 13.

The five-hour closure is due to construction work and will be subject to change if weather prevents construction from happening.

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Crews will be working to put up bridge beams for Center Road near a milepost in Monroeville.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is asking that motorists use the following detours:

EASTBOUND TRAFFIC Exiting at Allegheny Valley Interchange:

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  • Freeport Road (.7 mile) to
  • PA State Route 910 west (.6 mile) to
  • PA State Route 28 south (12 miles) to
  • I-579 south/Veterans Bridge (1.5 miles) to
  • I-376 east to PA Turnpike (Exit 85) (13.5 miles)
  • Reenter I-76 at the Pittsburgh Interchange.

WESTBOUND TRAFFIC Exiting at Pittsburgh Interchange:

  • I-376 west (16 miles) to
  • I-279 north/Ft. Duquesne Bridge (1 mile) to
  • PA State Route 28 north (23 miles) to
  • PA State Route 910 east (Exit 11, Harmarville) (.2 mile)
  • Left onto Freeport Road (.7 mile)
  • Reenter I-76 at the Allegheny Valley Interchange.