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US 30 Collapsing In East Pittsburgh
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:51:25 PM »

Well US 30 (link from PennLive) has been collapsing all week due to landslides from all the recent rain/snow leading to what is now being considered a long-term closure.  Homes and apartments are even being evacuated as buildings start to collapse.

The EB lanes were originally closed earlier this week with the road being completely closed yesterday.
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Re: US 30 Collapsing In East Pittsburgh
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 03:06:38 PM »

What's the closed section? Electric Avenue ramps to Center Street?
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Re: US 30 Collapsing In East Pittsburgh
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 06:51:57 PM »

Yeah, but if the landslide is in the empty stretch west of the bridge, it wouldn't make sense to close off the bridge and its eastern approach. None of the articles seem to detail the actual closed section, just the detour.
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Re: US 30 Collapsing In East Pittsburgh
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 06:06:35 AM »

Yeah, but if the landslide is in the empty stretch west of the bridge, it wouldn't make sense to close off the bridge and its eastern approach. None of the articles seem to detail the actual closed section, just the detour.
I was in the area yesterday. I was heading westbound on 30. I am not sure where the actual roadblocks were but the detour had us turn off at Navy-Marine corps way and then take E Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd, Braddock Ave, and then Electric Ave back to US30 westbound. I wanted to see the Westinghouse bridge but I guess I will have to wait till whenever I come back to Pittsburgh.


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Re: US 30 Collapsing In East Pittsburgh
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 08:12:04 AM »

Yeah, but if the landslide is in the empty stretch west of the bridge, it wouldn't make sense to close off the bridge and its eastern approach. None of the articles seem to detail the actual closed section, just the detour.
I was in the area yesterday. I was heading westbound on 30. I am not sure where the actual roadblocks were but the detour had us turn off at Navy-Marine corps way and then take E Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd, Braddock Ave, and then Electric Ave back to US30 westbound. I wanted to see the Westinghouse bridge but I guess I will have to wait till whenever I come back to Pittsburgh.

Well I updated OSM with the confirmed closed section since it'll be closed for several months. A local will have to verify how much on the east side is actually open still.

I wonder if they'll re-time the signal at Braddock/Electric Avenues or modify the all-way stop at the end of Pittsburgh McKeesport Blvd if they haven't already.
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Re: US 30 Collapsing In East Pittsburgh
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 08:39:00 AM »

Yeah, but if the landslide is in the empty stretch west of the bridge, it wouldn't make sense to close off the bridge and its eastern approach. None of the articles seem to detail the actual closed section, just the detour.
I was in the area yesterday. I was heading westbound on 30. I am not sure where the actual roadblocks were but the detour had us turn off at Navy-Marine corps way and then take E Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd, Braddock Ave, and then Electric Ave back to US30 westbound. I wanted to see the Westinghouse bridge but I guess I will have to wait till whenever I come back to Pittsburgh.

Well I updated OSM with the confirmed closed section since it'll be closed for several months. A local will have to verify how much on the east side is actually open still.

I wonder if they'll re-time the signal at Braddock/Electric Avenues or modify the all-way stop at the end of Pittsburgh McKeesport Blvd if they haven't already.

They were working on something along the road on Saturday. Not sure what but I had to sit there at Electric Ave for at least 10 minutes while they were flagging traffic through the construction zone.
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Re: US 30 Collapsing In East Pittsburgh
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