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LIBERTY BRIDGE INSPECTION CONTINUES TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 & 26, IN PITTSBURGH
Work to inspect the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 25-26 weather permitting.

Single-lane closures will occur as needed each day from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in both directions on the bridge and ramps. Traffic will be maintained in each direction. All ramps will remain open.

PORT AUTHORITY MEDIA ADVISORY: THANKSGIVING DAY & SPECIAL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE ON THE T
Port Authority service will operate on holiday schedules for Thanksgiving this Thursday, November 27, including a special holiday schedule on the T.  

On Thanksgiving, Port Authority's Customer Service phone line will be open holiday hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Downtown Service Center will be closed.

Service will return to weekday schedules on Friday, November 28.

Riders traveling over the holiday weekend should be aware of two major detours. On Thanksgiving morning, buses will be detoured in Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore due to the annual Turkey Trot race. Then on Saturday, November 29, buses will be detoured due to the WPXI Holiday Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh.

For more information, visit PortAuthority.org or contact Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.

EVENING CLOSURE AT WOOD STREET AND FORBES AVE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24
As part of the infrastructure improvements to Forbes Ave., evening closure of the southbound lane of Wood Street at Forbes will begin on Monday November 24, 2014.   

This work will occur every evening from 10 pm – 6 am until approximately 12/24/14.  A detour is in place for thru-traffic.

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. 

PWSA WILL BE INSTALLING A NEW 15-INCH STORM SEWER ON PENN AVENUE DOWNTOWN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – END OF OCTOBER - ONGOING AS OF 11/11/14
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will be installing a new 15-inch storm sewer on Penn Avenue between 5th Avenue and 6th Street  Downtown.  The PWSA contractor will begin working Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  The contractor will continue working Monday through Friday from 7:00 pm in the evening until 5:00 am in the morning.  Work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

Any resident who needs additional information should call PWSA Emergency Dispatch 24/7 at (412) 255-2423.

ROUTE 885 BOULEVARD OF THE ALLIES LANE CLOSURE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 IN PITTSBURGH - CONTINUING POSSIBLY UNTIL EARLY DECEMBER
A lane closure on Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, Sept. 22 weather permitting.

The right hand lane of inbound (westbound) Route 885 will be closed to traffic around-the-clock beginning at 6 a.m. Monday a.m. through Friday, Nov. 21.  Crews from the A. Martini Company will conduct building repairs between Gist Street and Miltenberger Street.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only.  For more information, contact Lenny Gallo at 412-271-0420.

Motorists are advised to use caution, allow extra time, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area.

THREE INBOUND LANES CENTRE AVENUE BETWEEN CRAWFORD STREET AND WASHINGTON PLACE CLOSED UNTIL MID-DECEMBER 2014
PWSA is installing a dedicated storm sewer designed to handle anticipated future flows from the Upper Hill and Lower Hill redevelopment projects.  Work continues until mid-December 2014.

STRIP DISTRICT: THREE RIVERS HERITAGE TRAIL CLOSED UNTIL LATE SPRING/EARLY SUMMER 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 late spring/early summer 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.

10TH STREET BRIDGE PROJECT TO RESTRICT TRAFFIC JUNE 19 – DECEMBER 2014 
The 10th Street Bridge connecting Downtown and the South Side will be restricted to one lane in both directions starting Wednesday, June 19, as a $4 million rehabilitation project begins. 

The restriction and closure of one sidewalk will continue until the project is completed in December 2014.

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