Release Date: Thursday, November 19th 2015
Updated Light Up Night Road Closures
Downtown Pittsburgh – Light Up Night®, scheduled for this Friday, November 20, 2015 will result in the closing of multiple roads, pedestrian restrictions and Allegheny River closures around Downtown Pittsburgh. In addition to previously announced road closures (available here), the City’s Special Event Committee has approved the closure of Liberty Avenue below Stanwix Street from 6:00 -9:00 p.m. in response to a request from the organizers of the Santa Spectacular, which has generally occurred within Point State Park on the same evening as Light Up Night®, under a separate State issued permit.
This decision will impact evening rush hour traffic patterns, requiring Liberty Ave outbound traffic to be redirected along Stanwix Street, As part of a larger cooperative strategy to improve congestion, The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, organizers of Light Up Night®, has not closed Liberty Avenue for the last two years to facilitate traffic to the Parkway West during this traditionally busy celebration.