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PORT AUTHORITY MEDIA ADVISORY: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, LABOR DAY SCHEDULE 
Port Authority bus, T and incline service will operate on holiday schedules on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

Riders should be advised that schedule adjustments go into effect on 37 routes starting Sunday, September 6.

The Monongahela Incline will be in operation for Labor Day but will close for rehabilitation on Tuesday, September 8.

Port Authority’s Customer Service phone line is open on Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Downtown Service Center will be closed Monday.

MON INCLINE CLOSES SEPTEMBER 8 –MID-NOVEMBER
Transit Shuttles & Bus Routes Provide Easy Access to Mt Washington

Riders still may reach the scenic Mount Washington overlooks and the Shiloh Street business district even though the Monongahela Incline will be shut down during an improvement project starting on September 8, 2015.

The 40 Mount Washington bus route and special bus shuttles will provide frequent service while the Mon Incline is closed for about 12 weeks.

Transit options during the closure include:

  • Shuttle service between the upper and lower Monongahela Incline stations, operating during the regularly scheduled incline service hours.
  • The Route 40 Mt. Washington bus route from Downtown, through the South Hills Junction to

Mount Washington.

  • The G2 West Busway route that runs between Downtown and Carnegie, providing service to the lower Duquesne Incline South Shore West station at Carson Street. After riding up the Duquesne Incline, riders can take the Route 40 to the nearby Shiloh Street business district.

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.

OVERNIGHT PAVEMENT REFLECTOR REPLACEMENT WORK MONDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 31 – FRIDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 11 IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Pavement reflector replacement work in various locations in Allegheny County, will begin Monday night, August 31 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur weeknights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday night, September 11 in the following locations:

  • I-279 Parkway North from the Fort Pitt Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh to I-79 in Franklin Park Borough
  • I-579 Crosstown Boulevard from the Liberty Bridge to I-279 Parkway North in the City of Pittsburgh

RESTRICTIONS ON SECOND AVENUE IN THE AREA OF BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE - MONDAY, AUGUST 10 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (WEEKDAYS 9am - 3pm)
‚ÄčLane restrictions on Second Avenue in the area of the Birmingham Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, August 10, weather permitting. Crews will conduct concrete repairs to several of the Birmingham Bridge piers along Second Avenue.  To accommodate the work, single-lane restrictions in each direction on Second Avenue will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, September 18.  In addition, police officers will control traffic on Brady Street.  Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will be conducting the work.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Birmingham Bridge” in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/.

INTERMITTENT SOUTHBOUND BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE LANE RESTRICTIONS UNDERWAY IN PITTSBURGH AUGUST – MID-NOVEMBER

Intermittent single-lane restrictions on the southbound Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) are underway in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

 

Short-term, intermittent, single-lane closures will occur as needed on in the southbound (outbound) direction of the Birmingham Bridge weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through mid-November.  Crews will conduct painting containment installation work.

PENNDOT TO IMPLEMENT TRUCK DETOURS FOR EAST OHIO STREET/ EAST STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT THURSDAY, JULY 23 – MID-NOVEMBER 2015
The implementation of alternate truck routes for the East Ohio Street/East Street Improvement Project beginning Thursday morning, July 23.

Four detour routes will be posted in an effort to improve safety for large trucks turning onto Madison Avenue from East Ohio Street (Route 4084).

The posted detours are as follows:

From southbound Route 28 (Right turn onto Madison Avenue)

  • Continue past East Ohio Street (Exit 1B) onto Route 28 South towards the North Shore

  • Turn left onto Anderson Street

  • Turn left onto East General Robin Street

  • Continue straight onto northbound Route 28

  • Take exit to I-279 North/ East Ohio Street

  • Continue straight onto Madison Avenue

  • End detour

From westbound East Ohio Street (Right turn onto Madison Avenue)

  • Take East Ohio Street (Exit 1B) and continue past Madison Avenue

  • Turn right onto East Commons

  • Turn left onto North Commons

  • Turn left onto West Commons

  • Turn left onto South Commons

  • Turn right onto Sandusky Street

  • Turn left onto East General Robinson Street

  • Continue straight onto northbound Route 28

  • Take exit to I-279 North/ East Ohio Street

  • Continue straight onto Madison Avenue

  • End detour

From northbound East Ohio Street (Left turn onto Madison Avenue)

  • Continue northbound on East Ohio Street past Madison Avenue

  • Turn right onto Chestnut Street

  • Turn left onto Progress Street

  • Turn right onto Heinz Street

  • Turn right onto River Avenue

  • Turn right onto northbound Route 28

  • Take exit to I-279 North/ East Ohio Street

  • Continue straight onto Madison Avenue

  • End detour

From 16th Street Bridge (Right turn onto Madison Avenue)

  • Continue straight onto Chestnut Street

  • Turn right onto Progress Street

  • Turn right onto Heinz Street

  • Turn right onto River Avenue

  • Turn right onto northbound Route 28

  • Take exit to I-279 North/ East Ohio Street

  • Continue straight onto Madison Avenue

  • End detour

EAST OHIO STREET/ EAST STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MONDAY, JULY 13 – MID-NOVEMBER
Construction of the East Ohio Street (Route 4084)/ East Street (Route 4099) Improvement Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin on Monday, July 13 weather permitting.

Starting July 13, crews will begin conducting concrete roadway reconstruction on Madison Avenue and East Street (Route 4099). Traffic restrictions will occur on both roadways according to the following schedule:

Sunday, July 26

  • Around-the-clock single-lane restriction of East Street, from the I-279 Parkway North off-ramp to East Ohio Street, will go into effect at 8 p.m.  through mid-November

East Street will be restricted to one 12-foot lane and Madison Avenue will be restricted to one 11-foot lane to accommodate construction. 

To easily navigate through the single-lane closures, motorists may consider an alternate route:

To Madison Avenue

  • From East Ohio Street turn onto Cedar Avenue

  • Turn right onto North Avenue

  • Turn left to continue onto Madison Avenue

  • End alternate route

To East Street

  • From East Street turn right onto North Avenue

  • Turn left onto Cedar Avenue

  • Turn left to continue onto East Ohio Street

  • End alternate route.

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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