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Moon Police to Provide Traffic Control when Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge Closes

The Sewickley Bridge again will serve as the designated detour while the other bridge is being repaired.

When the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge shuts down March 4 for lengthy repairs, Moon Township Police plan to maintain a presence on the Route 51 side of the Sewickley Bridge.

The Sewickley Bridge is again designated as the official detour during the closure. PennDOT has authorized to pay for the extra manpower on both ends of the bridge.

Moon Township Manager Jeanne Creese said coordinated efforts are planned between Moon and Sewickley police to assist with traffic control during the first five days of the bridge closure. Both departments will be in radio contact, she said.

The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge is expected to remain closed until October as part of a two-year $16.6-million repair project. Crews are performing steel repairs under the bridge deck and substructure work, according to PennDOT.

The 10-foot span bridge reopened temporarily in November for the winter.

Creese said local police will be there if there is an occasion where signal timing needs to be adjusted, or to make sure detour signs are correct.

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Mooooooooon February 22, 2013 at 02:04 PM
oooh this is awful, traffic will be backed up past the car wash to the bridge again I would rather see PennDot take the extra man power money and have the laborers work 24/7 New York City style and finish the bridge repairs faster!
Fred February 22, 2013 at 03:28 PM
here we go again, they need police on 65 trying to take some pressue off Sewickley Bridge keep the flow flowing
The Dude February 22, 2013 at 04:39 PM
The first five days??? They need they police on both sides to get the traffic moving correctly during the whole project at peak times. I love during the evening rush when the traffic coming from Sew. to Moon is very light, but the other way is backed up. This is where the Police controlling the lights could ease this.
dave murphy February 23, 2013 at 04:34 PM
we all no its a inconveince,but it does keep people working

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