Add the Sewickley Bridge to PennDOT’s list for work. The Sewickley Bridge will get resurfacing work done and will force PennDOT to shut down the span for a 10-day stretch next year.
Though a 10 day closure for a busy bridge is not a happy proposition, PennDOT district executive Cheryl Moon-Sirianni says it’s better than closing the bridge 15 consecutive weekends, which was the alternative.
PennDOT says 18,000 vehicles use the Sewickley Bridge daily.
The Ambridge/Aliquippa Bridge to the west and Interstate 79 to the ease will become the detour routes during the closure.
A public information meeting about the bridge project is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the Sewickley Library.