Squirrel Hill Tunnel Closure

Prepare yourselves for another weekend of chaotic traffic in Pittsburgh. The Squirrel Hill Tunnel will be closed again this weekend for construction. For once, the Tunnel Monster is not to blame…

When will the Sq. Hill tunnel be closed?

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM until Monday morning around 5:00 AM.

Why is the tunnel closing?

Poor planning and poor design. The Squirrel Hill tunnel has a squared off drop ceiling that is being removed to accommodate taller trucks and prevent future traffic delays caused by over-height vehicles. This will add almost 2 feet to the height of the tunnel.

How much is this costing?

About $50 million.

OMG what’s a yinzer to do?!

Don’t be a jagoff. Stay home.

Squirrel Hill Tunnel Drop Ceiling Removal