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Bakerstown Road in Tarentum to remain closed until Sept. 5

August 8, 2018

Bakerstown Road in Tarentum is expected to remain closed until September.

A portion of the road, also known as Tarentum-Culmerville Road, has been closed since March in the wake of a landslide.

Officials originally planned to reopen the road by the end of June.

Allegheny County road crews have been working on the $450,000 project, which includes installing a 300-foot retaining wall.

The landslide work was finished by the end of June, but the road remains closed while PennDOT repairs the bridge that carries Bakerstown Road over the Route 28 expressway.

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said Thursday the new date to have the road reopened is Sept. 5.

“We are working on trying to move that date up,” he said.

Cowan didn’t immediately know what caused the project delay.

Traffic has been detoured using Days Run Road, Bailies Run Road, Freeport Road, West Seventh Avenue and East Street.

About 2,000 vehicles use the road daily.

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