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HIGHLAND PARK BRIDGE INSPECTION MONDAY – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 - 15 IN PITTSBURGH AND SHARPSBURG
Inspection activities on the Highland Park Bridge (Route 1005) in the City of Pittsburgh and Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, October 3 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur in each direction of the bridge and approach ramps from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily through Saturday, October 15. 

I-376 PARKWAY EAST BRIDGE INSPECTION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, IN PITTSBURGH
Bridge inspection activities on I-376 (Parkway East) in City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday, October 1 weather permitting.                                                                                                                               

Single-lane restrictions will occur on I-376 between the Liberty Bridge and the Smithfield Street Bridge in the area near the Grant Street (Exit 71A) interchange according to the following schedule:

  • Inbound (westbound) from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Outbound (eastbound) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

FORT PITT TUNNEL SINGLE-LANE RESTRICTIONS THIS WEEKEND, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 IN PITTSBURGH
Single-lane restrictions in the Fort Pitt Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur this weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 30-October 2.

Single-lane restrictions will occur in the Fort Pitt Tunnel according to the following schedule:

  • Outbound (westbound) from 1 hour after the end of the Penguin game on Friday night, September 30 through noon on Saturday, October 1
  • Inbound (eastbound) from 10 p.m. Saturday night, October 1 through noon on Sunday, October 2.
     

30 TON WEIGHT LIMIT RESTORED ON LIBERTY BRIDGE
A 30 ton weight limit has been restored on the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

A temporary nine ton weight limit was implemented on the Liberty Bridge when it reopened to traffic on Monday, September 26, while crews worked to add steel to strengthen a truss chord.  The repair was completed this morning and the pre-closure 30 ton weight limit has been restored on the bridge.  Once the rehabilitation project is complete in 2018, it is anticipated that the bridge will have a 40 ton weight limit.

The bridge now will be able to accommodate heavier vehicles such as fire trucks, buses and delivery trucks.  However, the average loaded dump truck (approximately 36 tons) and tractor trailer (approximately 40 tons) will still be prohibited and are subject to enforcement.  Weigh teams from the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies will continue to conduct checkpoints and roving patrols.  Vehicles weighing more than the posted weight limit will need to use the posted detour routes.

POSTED TRUCK DETOURS

Northbound (Inbound)

  • Take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) northbound
  • Take the exit to I-376 West/US 19 South toward Carnegie/Airport/West End
  • Take Exit 69A toward US 19 South/Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to I-376 eastbound toward Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Follow eastbound I-376 through Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • For access to I-279 destinations follow I-279 signage, all other destinations take exit toward I-376 East/Monroeville
  • Take the left exit 71A to Grant Street
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • End detour

Southbound (Outbound) From Downtown Pittsburgh

  • Take Grant Street to I-376
  • Take the ramp to West I-376 toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Southbound (Outbound) From Westbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies)

  • From the Boulevard of the Allies take the ramp to North I-579 to I-279 Veterans Bridge Exit
  • Take the Convention Center/7th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Southbound (Outbound) From Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard)

  • From PA 380, take the Consol Center/6th Avenue Exit
  • Take the 6th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Southbound (Outbound) From I-279 Parkway North

  • From southbound I-279, take the I-279 South Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Take the South I-279/To I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Take the West I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

BRADY STREET TO CLOSE SEPTEMBER 28 - MID-NOVEMBER IN PITTSBURGH
The closure of Brady Street in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur tonight, Wednesday, September 28.

Brady Street was closed on Monday, August 29 to allow crews to conduct painting operations on the Birmingham Bridge.  The roadway was reopened on Saturday, September 17 as an alternate route for motorists during the Liberty Bridge closure.  Brady Street will close again tonight in both directions continuously through mid-November to allow crews to resume painting operations.  Traffic will be detoured.

Posted detour

Northbound Brady Street

  • Follow Second Avenue westbound to the Armstrong Tunnel at 10th Street
  • Turn right into the tunnel and follow to Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue and follow to Brady Street
  • End detour

Southbound Brady Street

  • From Forbes Avenue, turn left onto Moultrie Street (prior to Brady Street)
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Sixth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right into the Armstrong Tunnel
  • At the end of the tunnel, turn left onto Second Avenue
  • Follow Second Avenue to Brady Street
  • End detour

INBOUND I-376 PARKWAY EAST OVERNIGHT FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS, SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 1 IN PITTSBURGH
Overnight closures on westbound (inbound) I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights, September 30 and October 1 weather permitting.

Overnight closures will occur on inbound I-376 between the Oakland (Exit 73B) interchange and the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp to westbound I-376.  Closures will occur according to the following schedule:

  • Friday night, September 30 at 10 p.m. continuously through 10 a.m. Saturday morning, October 1
  • Saturday night, October 1 at 10 p.m. continuously through 10 a.m. Sunday morning, October 2

Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct painting operations on the Birmingham Bridge over I-376.  All inbound I-376 traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

  • From westbound (inbound) I-376, motorists will exit at the Oakland (Exit 73B) interchange.
  • Turn bear right onto Bates Street (Route 885)
  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Take the ramp to West 376 Downtown
  • Merge back onto westbound I-376
  • End detour

No restrictions will occur on eastbound (outbound) I-376.

OVERNIGHT INBOUND LIBERTY BRIDGE AND TUNNEL CLOSURES WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY NIGHTS, SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1 IN PITTSBURGH
Overnight closures of the inbound (northbound) Liberty Bridge and Tunnel (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Wednesday through Saturday nights, September 28-October 1.

Overnight closures of the inbound Liberty Tunnel and Bridge will occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.  One outbound lane will be maintained on the bridge and through the tunnel.  Inbound traffic will be detoured at the south portal of the Liberty Tunnel.

Posted Detour

Northbound

  • Take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) northbound
  • Take the exit to I-376 West/US 19 South toward Carnegie/Airport/West End
  • Take Exit 69A toward US 19 South/Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to I-376 eastbound toward Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Follow eastbound I-376 through Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • For access to I-279 destinations follow I-279 signage, all other destinations take exit toward I-376 East/Monroeville
  • Take the left exit 71A to Grant Street
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • End detour

The closure is necessary to allow the contractor to set new stringers.  The normal traffic configurations for the Liberty Bridge project will occur between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.

HIGHWAY LIGHTING MAINTENANCE SUNDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 25 – FRIDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 30 IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Highway lightning maintenance on various Allegheny County roadways will begin on Sunday night, September 25 weather permitting.

Lane and shoulder restrictions will occur Sunday through Friday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in each direction on the following roadways:

  • Route 28 from Pittsburgh to Butler County
  • I-79 from Washington County to Butler County
  • I-279 (Parkway North) from the Fort Duquesne Bridge to I-79
  • I-376 (Parkways West and East) from Beaver County to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Monroeville
  • I-579 from I-279 to the Boulevard of the Allies


ALLEGHENY AVENUE OVERNIGHT LANE RESTRICTION SATURDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 24 – FRIDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 30 IN PITTSBURGH
An overnight lane restriction on Allegheny Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue on Saturday night, September 24 weather permitting.

The lane restriction will occur nightly on Allegheny Avenue between Reedsdale Street and Ridge Avenue from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday night, September 30.

SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 65 RAMP TO BEAVER AVENUE LONG-TERM CLOSURE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 IN PITTSBURGH
SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 65 AT BEAVER AVENUE TO REOPEN SATURDAY

A long-term closure of the southbound Route 65 ramp to Beaver Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday, September 19 weather permitting.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, the ramp from southbound Route 65 to Beaver Avenue will close around-the-clock through Thursday, October 13 as crews conduct ramp reconstruction work.  Traffic from southbound Route 65 to the Beaver Avenue ramp will be detoured.

Posted Detour

From Southbound Route 65 to Beaver Avenue Ramp

  • Continue southbound on Route 65 past the Beaver Avenue ramp
  • Take the ramp to the North Shore exit onto Reedsdale Street
  • Turn left onto Fontella Street
  • Turn left onto Ridge Avenue
  • Turn left onto Western Avenue
  • Bear right onto Chateau Street
  • Turn left at the Chateau Street to Beaver Avenue turnaround
  • End detour

The Beaver Avenue ramp will remain open to all other traffic.

The currently closed section of southbound Route 65 at the Beaver Avenue exit is anticipated to reopen to traffic at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 17.  Single-lane restrictions on southbound Route 65 will remain in place. 


STRIP DISTRICT TRAIL 11TH - 15TH STREETS CLOSED AUGUST 1 - NOVEMBER, 15TH - 21ST STREETS CLOSED AUGUST 1 - SUMMER 2017
The Strip District segment will be closed from 11th to 21st street for construction starting Monday, August 1. Two construction projects will be under way -- Buncher will be performing a trail clean-up project from 11th to 16th street, and NRP will be working on sanitation pipes from 18th to 21st street. Buncher's project is scheduled to be completed in November, at which time the Trail will reopen from 11th to 15th street. The Trail from 15th to 21st street will remain closed until early summer 2017 for this portion of the NRP project. 
 

ANDY WARHOL (7TH STREET) BRIDGE CLOSURE AUGUST 15, 2016 - NOVEMBER 17, 2017
The Andy Warhol (7th Street) Bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016. The closure is required for a $25.4 million rehabilitation project.  The project includes a new concrete deck, structural steel repairs, painting, and upgrades to the bridge’s draining system. The project is anticipated to last until November 17, 2017. 

 

The Rachel Carson (9th Street) Bridge will be utilized as a detour. The Roberto Clemente (6th Street) Bridge will still be closed prior to and after Pittsburgh Pirates home games, and traffic leaving the City of Pittsburgh should find an alternate route. Suggested routes include the David McCullough (16th Street) Bridge or the Fort Duquesne Bridge. The Port Authority of Allegheny County will provide any information regarding changes to bus stops or routes prior to the closure.


EAST OHIO STREET RAMP TO NORTHBOUND ROUTE 28 LONG-TERM CLOSURE BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 1, THROUGH NOVEMBER, IN PITTSBURGH                                                                                                                                                                                 

Long-term closure of the East Ohio Street (Route 4084) ramp to northbound Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, August 1 weather permitting.

Beginning at 4 a.m. on Monday, the ramp that carries traffic from East Ohio Street to northbound Route 28 will close around-the-clock through Wednesday, November 9.  Crews will conduct ramp reconstruction, bridge deck work and wall repairs.  All ramp traffic will be detoured. 

Posted Detour

  • From East Ohio Street, turn right onto Chestnut Street and cross the bridge over Route 28
  • Turn left onto Progress Street
  • Turn left onto Heinz Street
  • Slight right onto the ramp toward northbound Route 28
  • End detour

This $12.74 million project includes the reconstruction of East Ohio Street and the Route 28 ramps to and from East Ohio Street.  Additional work includes wall repairs and bridge painting operations.  Reconstruction work on East Street and Madison Avenue was completed in 2015.  The overall project will conclude in November 2016.

EAST OHIO STREET LONG-TERM SINGLE-LANE RESTRICTIONS MONDAY, APRIL 25 –LATE SEPTEMBER IN PITTSBURGH
Long-term lane restrictions on East Ohio Street (Route 4084) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, April 25 weather permitting.

Long-term single-lane restrictions in each direction will occur on East Ohio Street between Nash Street and Chestnut Street.  Crews will begin roadway reconstruction and expansion dam work at approximately 12:01 a.m. on Monday.  Restrictions will remain in place for approximately 145 consecutive days through late September.  Turning lanes will remain in place at the following intersections with East Ohio Street:

  • Chestnut Street
  • Madison Avenue
  • East Street

Additionally, beginning at approximately 12:01 a.m. on Monday the southbound Route 28 off-ramp to East Ohio Street will close for 45 consecutive days as crews conduct ramp reconstruction work and wall repairs.  All ramp traffic will be detoured. 

Posted Detour

  • Continue south on Route 28 past the closed ramp
  • Turn left onto Anderson Street
  • Turn left onto East General Robinson Street which becomes northbound Route 28
  • Take the ramp to I-279 North/East Ohio Street
  • End detour

BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE PRESERVATION BEGINS NEW PHASE MONDAY, MARCH 11 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 IN PITTSBURGH
The next phase of work on the Birmingham Bridge Complex Preservation Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, March 14 weather permitting.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, the southbound side of the Birmingham Bridge will close to traffic to begin preservation work.  All southbound traffic will be shifted into the northbound lanes.  The new configuration will consist of two northbound lanes and one southbound lane.  Additionally, all bicycles and pedestrians will use the barrier protected northbound side of the bridge.

The on-ramp from Forbes Avenue to the Birmingham Bridge will close, as will the southbound sidewalk.  Motorists will be detoured.

Car and Truck Detour from Forbes Avenue

  • Eastbound Forbes Avenue traffic will continue past the closed ramp
  • Turn left onto Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Follow Fifth Avenue back to the bridge
  • End detour

Additionally, left hand bicycle turns and pedestrian access from Fifth Avenue to the southbound bridge approach will be prohibited.  Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured. 

Posted Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour from Fifth Avenue

  • Follow Fifth Avenue past the intersection with the Birmingham Bridge
  • Turn left onto Moultrie Street
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Continue past the closed on-ramp to the bridge
  • Turn right onto the protected bi-directional bicycle and pedestrian lane
  • End detour

Bicyclists and pedestrians heading northbound across the bridge to Fifth Avenue will be detoured.

Posted Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour from Carson Street to Fifth Avenue

  • Follow the bi-directional protected bicycle and pedestrian lane northbound across the bridge and down the ramp to Forbes Avenue
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Cross Forbes Avenue at the crosswalk
  • Turn right onto Moultrie Street
  • Turn right onto Fifth Avenue
  • End detour

The new long-term configuration will remain in place around-the-clock through Sunday, November 13. 

CLOSURE OF OLIVER AVENUE FROM PARKING AUTHORITY GARAGE TO SMITHFIELD STREET BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Due to the redevelopment of the former Saks Department site, on Monday, February 8, Oliver Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from the PPA Garage to Smithfield Street.  From the PPA Garage to Wood Street, Oliver Avenue will be converted to 2-way traffic so all traffic existing the garage will turn left towards Wood Street.

Port Authority notice to riders: Year long detour beginning Mon. 2/8/16, P12,P16, & P67 will not stop at Oliver/ William Penn Place outbound. Riders should go to Grant opp/Oliver

THREE RIVERS HERITAGE TRAIL AT ALLEGHENY LANDING 
Trail users are urged to exercise caution when using the lower portion of the trail between the 6th and 7th Street Bridges on the North Shore.

Beginning Monday, August 10, the trail narrows due to ongoing construction and construction vehicles may be present.

FORBES AVENUE BETWEEN SMITHFIELD AND WOOD STREETS CLOSED UNTIL END OF SEPTEMBER 
A. Merante Contracting, Inc, contractor for a City of Pittsburgh infrastructure project, will be closing Forbes Avenue between Smithfield and Wood Streets for an estimated 8 - 12 months to work on underground utilities and vaults.  Pedestrians will be able to use the sidewalks and access the businesses. 

 

 

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