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WESTBOUND I-376 PARKWAY EAST REPAIRS THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 30 – SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 1 IN PITTSBURGH
Repair work on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday night, July 30 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on westbound (inbound) I-376 (Parkway East) between the Second Avenue (Exit 71B) and Stanwix Street (Exit 70D) interchanges according to the following schedule:

  • Thursday night, July 30 – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • Friday night, July 31 – 10 p.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Saturday night, August 1 – 10 p.m. to 11 a.m.

GNC LIBERTY MILE RACE COMING DOWNTOWN FRIDAY, JULY 31
The Pittsburgh Marathon will present this one mile race, along Liberty and Penn Avenues Friday evening, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.  There will be multiple street closures associated with this race. Liberty and Penn Avenues will be closed from 11th Street to Stanwix Street. All cross streets in between will also be closed from Fort Duquesne Boulevard to Liberty Avenue. For a map detailing the road closures, please click here.  Closures begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and the race begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Parking lots will not have access onto Liberty Avenue or Penn Avenue and parking on Liberty Avenue or Penn Avenue will not be available after 4:00 PM. Roads are expected to be open by 9:00 p.m.

For more details about the race, please visit the event website

LIBERTY TUNNEL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES THURSDAY & FRIDAY IN PITTSBURGH

Single-lane restrictions will occur in the tunnel from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. according to the following schedule:

Thursday-Friday, July 30-31

  • Single-lane restrictions inbound (northbound)

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

The around-the-clock single-lane restriction of East Street has been postponed and will go into effect on Monday, August 3 at 6 a.m. Daily single-lane restrictions will occur on East Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (today) Monday, July 27 through Friday,  July 31.

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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