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PORT AUTHORITY MEDIA ADVISORY: SATURDAY, JULY 4 BUS, T AND INCLINE SERVICE SCHEDULES 

Port Authority's bus, T and incline service will operate on holiday schedules on Saturday, July 4, which is Independence Day.

 

T routes will follow enhanced holiday schedules on July 4. Special service brochures are available at major schedule rack locations and online at PortAuthority.org.

 

Bus and Mon Incline schedules will follow Sunday/Holiday service schedules.

 

The Customer Service phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Downtown Service Center will be closed Friday.

 

For more details, visit PortAuthority.org or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).
 

FORT PITT BRIDGE WASHING ACTIVITIES TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 30 – FRIDAY NIGHT, JULY 10 IN PITTSBURGH

Overnight bridge washing activities on the Fort Pitt Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Tuesday, June 30 through Friday, July 10 weather permitting.

 

Single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions of the Fort Pitt Bridge, the structure that carries I-376 over the Monongahela River, each night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 

No work will occur Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 due to the Independence Day holiday weekend. Work will resume Monday night, June 6.

OUTBOUND LIBERTY TUNNEL MAINTENANCE AND WASHING SUNDAY NIGHT, JUNE 28  - THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 2 IN PITTSBURGH
Maintenance and washing activities in the outbound (southbound) Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Sunday through Thursday nights, June 28-July 2.

A single-lane restriction will occur in the outbound tunnel from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night as crews conduct maintenance activities and washing operations.

I-376 PARKWAY EAST OVERNIGHT BRIDGE WASHING ACTIVITIES WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 – THURSDAY, JULY 2 IN PITTSBURGH
Overnight bridge washing activities in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Wednesday, June 17 weather permitting.

Overnight single-lane restrictions in each direction will occur as needed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night through Thursday, July 2 in the following locations:

  • I-376 (Parkway East) over 2nd Avenue and 10th Street

  • I-376 (Parkway East) over Brady Street

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

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night, the northbound side of the Birmingham Bridge will close to traffic to begin preservation work.  All northbound traffic will be shifted into the southbound lanes.  The new configuration will consist of one 12 foot wide northbound lane, two 12 foot wide southbound lanes and a bicycle lane.  Additionally, all pedestrians will use southbound sidewalk.

The northbound ramp to Oakland/Forbes Avenue will close to traffic and motorists and bicyclists will be detoured during construction.   

Car and Truck Detour

  • Northbound traffic will turn left onto Fifth Avenue

  • Turn left onto Moultrie Street

  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue

  • End detour

Bicycle Detour

  • Follow the bi-directional bike lane down the ramp to Forbes Avenue

  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue

  • Turn left onto Craft Avenue

  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue

  • End detour

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

Bicycle Detour

  • Continue inbound past the bridge approach

  • Turn left onto Moultrie Street

  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue

  • Turn right onto the on-ramp to the Birmingham Bridge

  • End detour

The new long-term configuration will remain in place around-the-clock through Wednesday, November 11.  Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will begin bridge preservation work on the northbound side of the bridge including painting, structural steel repairs, bearing and expansion dam replacements, deck resurfacing and lighting replacement.

To allow the next phase to begin, preparatory work will occur on the bridge Monday-Friday, March 9-13.  The following restrictions will be implemented:

  • Single-lane traffic at the northbound (inbound) approach Monday through Friday.

  • A single-lane closure in the southbound (outbound) direction on Monday and Tuesday.

  • The closure of two southbound lanes on Wednesday-Friday.

  • The closure of the southbound shoulder for Duquesne Light Emergency work.  All southbound bicycle traffic will use the northbound bicycle lanes.

City of Pittsburgh Police will regulate traffic from 3-7 p.m. next week during the preparatory work.

FORBES AVENUE BETWEEN SMITHFIELD AND MARKET STREETS CLOSED NOVEMBER 10 – FALL 2015
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.  Temporary fencing on the curb line is already in place, and Forbes Avenue will close to vehicular traffic on Monday, November 10.  Pedestrians will be able to use the sidewalks and access the businesses. 

STRIP DISTRICT: THREE RIVERS HERITAGE TRAIL CLOSED UNTIL LATE SPRING/AUGUST 2015 
A detour is in place on the Strip District segment of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail between 11th and 22nd Street. This section of the trail will remain closed for underground utility work and has been extended through  August 2015..

Trail users should use Smallman Street during this time. Cyclists may use the sidewalk on 11th Street.  View a map of the detour.

FORBES AVENUE CLOSURE FROM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 – APPROXIMATELY MAY 2015
Forbes Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, between Wood Street and Market Square, will be closed starting on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, for approximately sixteen months to assist in the construction of The Gardens development at Market Square.  

This closure will include the travel lane into Market Square from Wood Street and both parking lanes.  The sidewalks along Forbes Avenue will remain open to provide pedestrian access as necessary to the businesses and to Market Square.  

To assist with access to and from Market Square, Forbes Avenue will open to two-way traffic from Stanwix Street to Market Square during this time.  Access to local businesses will be maintained.

Port Authority riders should be alert to temporary relocation of bus stops in the affected area.  All work is weather dependant and may be rescheduled, if required.

For additional information, please contact Millcraft Investments, at (724) 229-8800.

 

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