- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - State officials and four major phone carriers have begun working to prevent calls from dropping at several Pittsburgh tunnels.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/29KPUNU ) reports that AT&T;, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all have new leases or are currently negotiating leases to pay the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to reinstate service by the end of September for the Liberty Tunnel and the Fort Pitt and Squirrel Hill tunnels.

Each had similar systems in place. Construction three years ago took them out of service.

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan says work began last week in the Squirrel Hill Tunnel to install antennae equipment. Equipment installations in the other two have already been completed.

The tunnels see about 100,000 vehicles a day.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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