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Pittsburgh Regional Transit to begin $6.7 million South Busway rehabilitation

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Pittsburgh Regional Transit

The Pittsburgh Regional Transit, formerly Port Authority, is set to begin a $6.7 million rehabilitation project this week on a two-mile stretch of the South Busway.

The project spans a section of busway between the Pioneer Avenue ramp and South Bank Station connecting the Brookline and Overbrook neighborhoods.

This project will include paving, concrete repairs, new accessible ramps, reconstructing curbs and repainting the railroad bridge near South Bank Station.

While work is ongoing, service will be closed between Whited and Pioneer at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8 through 4 a.m. Monday, July 11. After July 11, buses will adhere to alternating single-lane restrictions between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Portions of the busway service will be closed for paving on weekends throughout the project, which will run through 2023. Temporary bus stops have been set up along route 51 next to the existing south busway stations to provide alternative transit during the closures.

PRT officials say in a press release they do not expect the work to disrupt nearby residents.