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ROUTE 51 WEST CARSON STREET CLOSURE FRIDAY – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – 17 IN PITTSBURGH
West Carson Street (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic this weekend, Friday night through Monday morning, Nov. 14-17 weather permitting.

West Carson Street will close to traffic between Stanhope Street and Corliss Street to allow Duquesne Light crews to conduct electrical circuit testing. The closure will occur from 8 p.m. Friday night through to 5 a.m. Monday morning. Southbound traffic will be detoured. 

Posted Detour

  • From Route 51 in McKees Rocks, take the McKees Rocks Bridge to Route 65

  • Turn right onto southbound Route 65

  • Turn right onto the West End Bridge

  • Follow the West End Bridge back to Route 51 West Carson Street

  • End detour

West Carson Street will remain open from Corliss Street to the West End Circle.

Residents will be allowed access by police officers posted at Stanhope Street and the Corliss Tunnel.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON PARKWAY WEST PROJECT

I 376 Parkway West Improvement Project
Project Start Date:     Summer 2014
Project Completion:   Summer 2016

Project Hotline for Questions or Concerns
412.533.4602 or 412.533.4601

A project hotline has been established to assist the public with any questions they may have during construction.  The hotline will be manned Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  Any after hours or weekend calls will be returned the next business day. 

Project Description
The overall project includes milling and resurfacing I-376 between I-79 and the Fort Pitt Tunnel.  Additionally, bridge preservation and rehabilitation work, drainage improvements, guiderail upgrades, signing and pavement marking, concrete median barrier replacement and sign structure rehabilitation will be conducted.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-376 Parkway West traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Parkway West” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

I-376 PARKWAY WEST OVERNIGHT SINGLE-LANE CLOSURES MONDAY - SATURDAY, NOV. 10-15

Overnight single-lane closures on I-376 (Parkway West) in Allegheny County will occur this week, Monday through Saturday nights, Nov. 10-15 weather permitting.

 

Single-lane overnight closures will occur on I-376 (Parkway West) in each direction from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights and from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.  Work will occur between the Rosslyn Farms interchange and approximately 1/3 mile east of the Carnegie interchange.
 

No work will occur on Sunday night.

 

Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling through the area.  Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. 


I-376 PARKWAY WEST CARNEGIE OFF-RAMP LONG-TERM CLOSURES BEGIN FRIDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 24
The long-term closure of the Carnegie (Exit 65) off-ramps from I-376 (Parkway West) in Scott Township, Allegheny County will occur Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 24-25 weather permitting.

The work to close the off-ramps will occur according to the following schedule:

• Friday, Oct. 24 – 10 p.m. - Eastbound (inbound) I-376 off-ramp
• Saturday, Oct. 25 – 10 p.m. – Westbound (outbound) I-376 off-ramp

Traffic will be detoured.  Signs will guide motorists.

EASTBOUND ON I-376
• Take the I-79 (Exit 64-A) exit and follow towards Washington South I-79
• Follow I-79 southbound and take the Carnegie (Exit 57) exit
• Turn left onto West Main Street (Route 3048)
• West Main Street becomes Mansfield Boulevard (Route 3056)
• Follow Mansfield Avenue into Carnegie
• End detour

ALTERNATE ROUTE
• Take the Greentree/Mt. Lebanon (Exit 67) off-ramp 
• Turn left onto Greentree Road
• Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue
• Turn left onto Noblestown Road
• Follow to Mansfield Boulevard
• End detour

WESTBOUND ON I-376
• Continue past the Carnegie (Exit 65) interchange
• Take the I-79 (Exit 64-A) exit and follow towards Washington South I-79
• Follow I-79 southbound and take the Carnegie (Exit 57) exit
• Turn left onto West Main Street (Route 3048)
• West Main Street becomes Mansfield Boulevard (Route 3056)
• Follow Mansfield Avenue into Carnegie
• End detour

ALTERNATE ROUTE
• Take the Greentree/Crafton (Exit 67) off-ramp
• Bear left to north Route 121 towards Crafton
• Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue
• Turn left onto Noblestown Road
• Follow to Mansfield Boulevard
• End detour

The long-term closures are necessary due to inadequate deceleration lane distance for motorists to safety exit the Parkway West.  The ramp closures will remain in place until mid-December.

Additionally, work will begin this week to eradicate lines and move barrier for the traffic shift onto the newly constructed shoulders.  The traffic shift will occur Friday night in the eastbound (inbound) direction and Saturday night in the westbound (outbound) direction.  Lanes will remain narrowed to 10½ feet. 

ROUTE 51 WEST CARSON STREET VIADUCT DETOUR SATURDAY AUG. 3 – LATE AUGUST 2015
The project includes replacing a structurally deficient viaduct that supports a portion of Route 51 between the West End Circle and Stanhope Street in the City of Pittsburgh.  Additional construction activities include wall and sidewalk rehabilitation, roadway reconstruction, drainage upgrades, signal improvements and extensive utility relocations.  Overall work will conclude in late summer 2015. 

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, northbound (outbound) Route 51 will be closed to traffic around-the-clock from the West End Bridge to Stanhope Street through late August of 2015.  Southbound (inbound) Route 51 will remain a single lane through the corridor.

Overnight and weekend southbound closures will be implemented as needed through the life of the project.

Northbound traffic will be detoured at the West End Bridge.  Signs will be posted to guide motorists.

NORTHBOUND DETOUR ROUTE
• From the West End Circle, take the West End Bridge northbound
• Turn left onto northbound Route 65
• Turn left onto the McKees Rocks Bridge
• Follow the McKees Rocks Bridge back to Route 51
• End detour

Southbound (inbound) motorists can use the detour in the opposite direction as an alternative route.

SOUTHBOUND ALTERNATE ROUTE
• From southbound Route 51, turn left across the McKees Rocks Bridge
• Turn right onto southbound Route 65
• Turn right onto the West End Bridge
• Follow the West End Bridge back to Route 51
• End alternative route

Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling through the area.  Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.

 

 

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