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ROUTE 28 OVERNIGHT LANE RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE THURSDAY, MAY 21 – SATURDAY, MAY 23 IN PITTSBURGH

Overnight lane restrictions on Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue tonight, Thursday night, May 21 weather permitting. 

 

Single-lane restrictions will occur as needed in both directions weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. between the Route 28 on-ramp from the Veterans Bridge to the 31st Street Bridge. Restrictions will not occur in each direction simultaneously.  Work will not occur on Memorial Day weekend.

BOULEVARD OF THE ALLIES OVERNIGHT SHOULDER CLOSURES MONDAY, MAY 18 – SATURDAY, MAY 30 IN PITTSBURGH
Overnight shoulder closures on the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin tonight, Monday night, May 18 weather permitting

Shoulder closures will occur nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Saturday night, May 30 in the following locations (Dates may vary due to weather):

  • On-ramp from Route 885 to westbound (inbound) Parkway East from Monday, May 18 to Thursday, May 21.

  • Northbound Route 885 between Craft Avenue and I-579 Crosstown Boulevard from Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24.

  • Westbound (inbound) I-376 Parkway East off-ramp (Exit 72B) to Route 885 from Monday, May 25 to Saturday, May 30.

LIBERTY TUNNEL MAINTENANCE AND WASHING ACTIVITIES TUESDAY NIGHT, MAY 19 – THURSDAY NIGHT, MAY 21 IN PITTSBURGH
Electrical maintenance and washing activities in the Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Tuesday night, May 19.

A single-lane restriction will occur in both directions of the tunnel from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Thursday night, May 21.

WABASH TUNNEL TO CLOSE FOR FOUR WEEKS, MONDAY, MAY 11 – MONDAY, JUNE 8
Weekday closures of the Port Authority's Wabash Tunnel were scheduled to begin today.

The tunnel will be closed for four weeks for installation of fire hydrants, except for weekends, the authority said.

BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE STEEL REPAIRS FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 15 – FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 29 IN PITTSBURGH
Steel repairs under the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Friday night, May 15, weather permitting.

To accommodate the repairs, lane restrictions will occur weeknights through Friday night, May 29 in the following locations:

  • Brady Street between Second Avenue and Forbes Avenue.  Single-lane alternating traffic will occur.  Flaggers will control traffic.  Restrictions will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) lane closures will occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

LIBERTY BRIDGE INSPECTION CONTINUES MONDAY – FRIDAY, MAY 18 – 22, IN PITTSBURGH
Inspection activities on the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday through Friday, May 18-22 weather permitting.

A single-lane closure will occur on the bridge in outbound (southbound) direction weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday, May 22.  No restrictions will occur in the inbound (northbound) direction.  All ramps will remain open.

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.

INBOUND FORT PITT TUNNEL OVERNIGHT SINGLE-LANE RESTRICTIONS FROM MONDAY, MARCH 2 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30 MONDAY-FRIDAY NIGHTS
Overnight single-lane lane restrictions will begin in the inbound (eastbound) Fort Pitt Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, beginning Monday night, March 2.

 

Inbound single-lane restrictions will occur Monday through Friday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the Fort Pitt Tunnel through Wednesday night, Dec. 30.  (This work was originally scheduled to begin Jan. 26 but was postponed due to weather related issues)

 

Additionally, an overnight single-lane restriction in the outbound (westbound) tunnel will occur Monday night, March 2 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. for conduit removal work.  Long-term outbound overnight single-lane restrictions are anticipated to begin in late March. 

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/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 March 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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