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OVERNIGHT INBOUND LIBERTY TUNNEL CLOSURES MONDAY NIGHT, JULY 21 – FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 8 IN PITTSBURGH
Tunnel painting in the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday night, July 21.

Overnight closures of the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel will occur nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday night, Aug. 8 as crews conduct painting operations.

Traffic will be detoured. Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes. Signs will be posted to guide motorists using the official posted detour:

Inbound Posted Detour:

  • At the tunnel, take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) north
  • Take ramp towards I-376 West/South Route 19 (Carnegie/Airport/West End)
  • Bear left  to South Route 19 (Banksville Road)
  • Bear left to east I-376 (Parkway West)
  • Follow I-376 Parkway West eastbound through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Bear right onto eastbound I-376 Parkway East
  • Take the Parkway East to Grant Street (Exit 71-A)
  • From Grant Street, make a right onto Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Take Boulevard of the Allies east to Liberty Bridge and Tunnels
  • End detour

BOULEVARD OF THE ALLIES BRIDGE CLEANING AND INSPECTION ACTIVITIES MONDAY, JULY 14 – FRIDAY, JULY 25 IN PITTSBURGH
Cleaning and inspection of the Boulevard of the Allies Bridge (Route 2208) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday, July 14, weather permitting.

Work will occur on the structure that carries the Boulevard of the Allies over Ross Street, Second Avenue, and the Port Authority Light Rail Tracks.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on the Boulevard of the Allies and Second Avenue between Grant Street and the 10th Street Bridge as needed, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, July 25. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.  

BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE INSPECTION AND CLEANING ACTIVITIES CONTINUE WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 – FRIDAY, JULY 25 IN PITTSBURGH
Inspection and cleaning activities on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue on Wednesday, July 9 weather permitting.

Single lane closures will occur as needed on the Birmingham Bridge weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, July 25.  Right hand lane closures on the bridge will occur in both directions.

I-279 PARKWAY NORTH OVERNIGHT BRIDGE WASHING UNDERWAY IN PITTSBURGH JULY 9 - 22
Overnight bridge washing activities are underway on I-279 (Parkway North) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Single lane closures will occur as needed weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the following locations:

  • I-279 (Parkway North) over Suffolk Street in both directions from Wednesday night, July 9 through Monday night, July 14.
  • Southbound I-279 (Parkway North) over McKnight Road and Evergreen Road from Wednesday night, July 9 through Tuesday night, July 15.
  • Northbound I-279 (Parkway North) over McKnight Road and Evergreen Road from Thursday night, July 10 through Tuesday night, July 22

LIBERTY TUNNEL OVERNIGHT PAINTING MONDAY, JULY 7- MONDAY, JULY 28 IN PITTSBURGH
FULL OUTBOUND CLOSURE BEGINS JULY 11
Painting activities on the $18.8 million fourth phase of work to improve the Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will resume on Monday night, July 7.

To allow the painting work to occur, the Liberty Tunnel will be closed according to the following schedule:

  • Outbound (southbound) overnight closures will occur nightly from Monday night, July 7 through Thursday night, July 10 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.
  • Outbound (southbound) around-the-clock closure will occur from 8 p.m. Friday night, July 11 continuously through Monday morning, July 28 at 6 a.m.
  • Inbound (northbound) overnight closures will occur as needed.  (Note: Inbound closures have not been scheduled yet.  A press release will be issued when the work is scheduled.)

Traffic will be detoured.  Signs will be posted to guide motorists.

Outbound detour:

  • Make right onto PJ McArdle Roadway
  • Continue straight onto Merrimac Street to Woodruff Street
  • Turn right onto Woodruff Street
  • Follow Woodruff Street to Route 51/19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard)
  • Make left onto Route 51/19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) and follow back to Route 19 (West Liberty Avenue)
  • End detour

Outbound alternate detour:

  • Use Fort Pitt Tunnel or West End to Route 51

Inbound detour:

  • At the tunnel, take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) north
  • Take ramp towards I-376 West/South Route 19 (Carnegie/Airport/West End)
  • Bear left  to South Route 19 (Banksville Road)
  • Bear left to east I-376 (Parkway West)
  • Follow I-376 Parkway West eastbound through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Bear right onto eastbound I-376 Parkway East
  • Take the Parkway East to Grant Street (Exit 71-A)
  • From Grant Street, make a right onto Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Take Boulevard of the Allies east to Liberty Bridge and Tunnels
  • End detour

Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes.

Commercial vehicle traffic should use the Parkway East (I-376), Parkway West (I-376) and Route 51 to bypass the closures. Message boards are posted to guide commercial vehicles through this 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 
The10th 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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