Kulik: Fleming Park Bridge closed for approximately 11 months

Motorists and buses must use alternate routes

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Aug. 14 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, is reminding drivers that the Fleming Park Bridge (Neville Road) was closed for repairs effective Monday, Aug. 13 and is not expected to reopen until June 2019.

Kulik said the bridge runs over the Ohio River between Neville Island and Stowe Township. The rehabilitation project includes fixing structural steep repairs, such as expanding dam replacements; an overlay on the concrete deck; and sidewalk replacement and painting, according to the Allegheny County Department of Public Works.

Due to construction, Bus Route 21 Coraopolis buses will be re-routed via State Route 51 between Coraopolis and Stowe townships. The county and project contractor Mosites Construction will provide a free pedestrian shuttle at the Neville Island Bridge.

Shuttle locations include:

  • Neville Road, where it intersects with the industrial driveway at the northern part of the closure.

  • The intersection of Fifth and Montour streets. This will serve as the first-drop off where passengers can transfer from the shuttle to Bus Route 21 Coraopolis.

  • The intersection of Fourth and Arch streets. This is the last drop-off where passengers can transfer from the shuttle to Bus Route 21 Coraopolis.

Shuttles will be available from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, from 6 a.m. Saturdays through 1 a.m. Sundays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sundays. Shuttles will run approximately every 30 minutes, except for weekends and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during weekdays.

Vehicles are being detoured using Route 51, I-79 and Grand Avenue. The project cost is $11 million. More information about the Fleming Park Bridge closure can be found at https://bit.ly/2KX4yCY.