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ROUTE 51 WEST CARSON STREET CLOSURE FRIDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 31 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 IN PITTSBURGH
West Carson Street (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic Friday night, Oct. 31 through Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1, 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 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 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.

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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