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I-376 PARKWAY EAST CLOSURE THIS WEEKEND, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10 – MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12 IN PITTSBURGH
A closure of I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday morning, December 10 continuously through Monday morning, December 12.

The closure will occur from Saturday morning at 3 a.m. continuously through Monday morning at 6 a.m. and is part of the City of Pittsburgh’s Greenfield Bridge reconstruction project.  Additional details, can be found below and on the City of Pittsburgh’s website http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/

This weekend will mark the final full closure of the Parkway East for the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge project. Mosites made significant progress during the last closure. This closure is needed to finish tightening all the connections of the steel and complete the installation of metal decking on the new superstructure.

Posted detours will follow the same routes and patterns as previous Parkway East closures that took place during the bridge implosion in December 2015. Signage will be provided to direct motorists.

Off duty police officers will be directing traffic at key intersections to assist motorists along the detour routes and help minimize travel times.  

Motorists are advised to use caution, allow extra travel time, and consider alternative routes if planning on traveling in the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before heading out. 
 

SOUTHBOUND BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE TRAFFIC STOPPAGES FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, IN PITTSBURGH

Traffic stoppages on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday morning, December 9, weather permitting.

 

Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct bridge jacking operations for bearing replacement work.  Intermittent traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur on the bridge in the southbound (outbound) direction from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

 

LIBERTY BRIDGE RAMP TO I-579 OVERNIGHT CLOSURES TUESDAY – FRIDAY NIGHTS, DECEMBER 6 – 9, IN PITTSBURGH
Overnight closures of the ramp from northbound Liberty Bridge to I-579 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Tuesday through Friday nights, December 6-9 weather permitting.

The ramp carrying traffic from the northbound (inbound) Liberty Bridge to northbound I-579 will close to traffic from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.  Crews will conduct drainage work and barrier wall maintenance.  Traffic will be detoured. 

Posted Detour

Liberty Bridge to northbound I-579

  • Continue inbound past the closed ramp
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue
  • Make left onto Chatham Square
  • Chatham Square becomes Washington Place
  • Follow Washington Place to Bigelow Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Bigelow Boulevard
  • Take ramp from Bigelow Boulevard to northbound I-579
  • End detour
     

INBOUND LIBERTY TUNNEL OVERNIGHT MAINTENANCE MONDAY – THURSDAY NIGHTS, DECEMBER 5 – 8  IN PITTSBURGH
Maintenance activities in the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Thursday nights, December 5-8.

Single-lane restrictions will occur in the inbound tunnel each night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to conduct inlet cleaning. 
 

OVERNIGHT FORT PITT TUNNEL CLOSURES SUNDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 4 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 IN PITTSBURGH
Fort Pitt Tunnel closures on the Parkway West (I-376) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Sunday night, December 4.

Overnight closures of the Fort Pitt Tunnel are necessary to allow crews to conduct inspection activities.  Traffic will be detoured.  Closures will occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. according to the following schedule:

  • Sunday night, December 4 – Inbound (eastbound)
  • Monday night, December 5 – Inbound (eastbound)
  • Tuesday night, December 6 – Outbound (westbound)
  • Wednesday night, December 7 – Outbound (westbound)
  • Thursday night, December 8 – Outbound (westbound)
  • Friday night, December 9 – No closure
  • Saturday night, December 10 – No closure
  • Sunday night, December 11 – No closure
  • Monday night, December 12 – Inbound (eastbound)
  • Tuesday night, December 13 – Outbound (westbound)
  • Wednesday night, December 14 – Inbound (eastbound)
  • Thursday night, December 15 – Outbound (westbound)
  • Friday night, December 16 – No closure
  • Saturday night, December 17 – No closure
  • Sunday night, December 18 – Inbound (eastbound

Posted Detours

INBOUND (EASTBOUND)

  • From eastbound I-376 (Parkway West) take the ramp to North US 19/Route 51 West End (Exit 69C)
  • Follow northbound Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard)
  • Exit toward Route 837
  • Stay in right lane to South Route 837/East I-376
  • Continue on southbound Route 837 (West Carson Street)
  • Take the ramp to East I-376/North I-279 onto the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • End detour

OUTBOUND (WESTBOUND)

  • From the Fort Pitt Bridge, traffic will take the ramp to North Route 837/Route 51 West End (Exit 69C)
  • Follow Route 837 (West Carson Street) to the West End Circle
  • Turn left onto southbound Route 51 towards the Airport
  • Follow Route 51 to Airport/Carnegie ramp to I-376 Parkway West
  • End detour

Delays should be expected. Please allow extra time when traveling through the area.   


ROUTE 28 DAYLIGHT LANE RESTRICTIONS THURSDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 1 – SATURDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 10 IN PITTSBURGH
Daylight lane restrictions on Route 28 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday, December 1 weather permitting. 

Lane restrictions in each direction of Route 28 will occur at the East Ohio Street interchange from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  Work will continue through Saturday, December 10.  All ramps will remain open.  Crews will continue spall repairs and paint work.

No southbound Route 28 restriction will occur on Sunday, December 4.


LIBERTY BRIDGE AND TUNNEL LANE RESTRICTIONS FOR SURVEY WORK AND PLATFORM INSTALLATION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 IN PITTSBURGH
SECOND AVENUE RESTRICTIONS WILL OCCUR

Lane restrictions on the Liberty Bridge, Liberty Tunnel (Route 3069) and Second Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday, December 1, weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions for survey work and platform installation will occur through Friday, December 30 on the Liberty Bridge, Liberty Tunnel and Second Avenue.  Restrictions will occur according to the following schedule:

Liberty Bridge

  • Restrictions will occur on the bridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays

Liberty Tunnel

  • Restrictions will occur in the inbound (northbound) tunnel as needed weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.


Second Avenue

  • Restrictions will occur in each direction on Second Avenue between Municipal Court Drive and Ross Street weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Lane restrictions on the Liberty Bridge will be coordinated with events at the PPG Paints Arena.
 

30 TON WEIGHT LIMIT RESTORED ON LIBERTY BRIDGE
A 30 ton weight limit has been restored on the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

A temporary nine ton weight limit was implemented on the Liberty Bridge when it reopened to traffic on Monday, September 26, while crews worked to add steel to strengthen a truss chord.  The repair was completed this morning and the pre-closure 30 ton weight limit has been restored on the bridge.  Once the rehabilitation project is complete in 2018, it is anticipated that the bridge will have a 40 ton weight limit.

The bridge now will be able to accommodate heavier vehicles such as fire trucks, buses and delivery trucks.  However, the average loaded dump truck (approximately 36 tons) and tractor trailer (approximately 40 tons) will still be prohibited and are subject to enforcement.  Weigh teams from the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies will continue to conduct checkpoints and roving patrols.  Vehicles weighing more than the posted weight limit will need to use the posted detour routes.

POSTED TRUCK DETOURS

Northbound (Inbound)

  • Take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) northbound
  • Take the exit to I-376 West/US 19 South toward Carnegie/Airport/West End
  • Take Exit 69A toward US 19 South/Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to I-376 eastbound toward Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Follow eastbound I-376 through Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • For access to I-279 destinations follow I-279 signage, all other destinations take exit toward I-376 East/Monroeville
  • Take the left exit 71A to Grant Street
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • End detour

Southbound (Outbound) From Downtown Pittsburgh

  • Take Grant Street to I-376
  • Take the ramp to West I-376 toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Southbound (Outbound) From Westbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies)

  • From the Boulevard of the Allies take the ramp to North I-579 to I-279 Veterans Bridge Exit
  • Take the Convention Center/7th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Southbound (Outbound) From Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard)

  • From PA 380, take the Consol Center/6th Avenue Exit
  • Take the 6th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Southbound (Outbound) From I-279 Parkway North

  • From southbound I-279, take the I-279 South Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Take the South I-279/To I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Take the West I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour


STRIP DISTRICT TRAIL 11TH - 15TH STREETS CLOSED AUGUST 1 - NOVEMBER, 15TH - 21ST STREETS CLOSED AUGUST 1 - SUMMER 2017
The Strip District segment will be closed from 11th to 21st street for construction starting Monday, August 1. Two construction projects will be under way -- Buncher will be performing a trail clean-up project from 11th to 16th street, and NRP will be working on sanitation pipes from 18th to 21st street. Buncher's project is scheduled to be completed in November, at which time the Trail will reopen from 11th to 15th street. The Trail from 15th to 21st street will remain closed until early summer 2017 for this portion of the NRP project. 
 

ANDY WARHOL BRIDGE
Closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic through November 2017 as part of $25.4 million rehabilitation project. The Rachel Carson Bridge (9th Street) will be used as a detour. The detour also will reroute about 350 Port Authority buses a day to Carson, according to the Port Authority. The detoured routes will be routes 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 and the O5.

CLOSURE OF OLIVER AVENUE FROM PARKING AUTHORITY GARAGE TO SMITHFIELD STREET BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Due to the redevelopment of the former Saks Department site, on Monday, February 8, Oliver Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from the PPA Garage to Smithfield Street.  From the PPA Garage to Wood Street, Oliver Avenue will be converted to 2-way traffic so all traffic existing the garage will turn left towards Wood Street.

Port Authority notice to riders: Year long detour beginning Mon. 2/8/16, P12,P16, & P67 will not stop at Oliver/ William Penn Place outbound. Riders should go to Grant opp/Oliver


WABASH TUNNEL

The HOV temporary waiver has been extended through December to allow vehicles with fewer than two occupants to use the tunnel during peak hours, alleviating possible congestion on other roads caused by the Liberty Bridge rehabilitation project. The Wabash Tunnel, which opened as a commuter tunnel in December 2004, provides a shortcut for motorists from Route 51 to the South Side and Downtown Pittsburgh.

 

 

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