Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wabash Tunnel Closure Scheduled for Dec. 1

The Wabash Tunnel will temporarily close on Thursday, December 1 for the removal of an interior fan.

The tunnel will close at 9 a.m. and the closure is expected to take most of the day. The tunnel’s reopening will be announced on Port Authority of Allegheny County’s website and Twitter account, and an update will be provided to media.

The closure is part of a project to remove and reinstall the tunnel’s fans over the next several months. Further Wabash Tunnel closures will be announced as needed.

No Port Authority transit routes use the tunnel. The Wabash Tunnel provides a shortcut for motorists from Route 51 to the South Side and Downtown Pittsburgh, operating as a HOV-2 route during peak periods.