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Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel Overnight Closures 9/19-9/20 in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures in the outbound (westbound) Fort Pitt Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Wednesday and Thursday night, September 19-20.

Overnight closures will occur from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night in the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel as crews from Mosites Construction perform testing of the dry stand pipe. All outbound traffic will be detoured. Police officers will be posted at key intersections on the detour route.

Posted westbound detour route (between the Fort Pitt Bridge and Banksville Road Interchange)

  • 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

Closures will not begin until two hours after the end of major events in Pittsburgh.

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 more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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 860 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 East Overnight Lane Restrictions Continue 9/18-9/20 in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue this week, Tuesday through Thursday nights, September 18-20 weather permitting.

I-376 will be reduced to a single-lane in each direction from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night in the following locations:

·         Inbound (westbound) – Between the Squirrel Hill/Homestead (Exit 74) interchange and the Fort Pitt Bridge

·         Outbound (eastbound) – Between the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) interchange

Crews will conduct paving operations and bridge dam replacement.  Work will not begin in the eastbound direction until one hour after Pirate home games.

Additionally, the following ramps will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18:

·         Westbound (inbound) I-376 off-ramp to Oakland North 885 (Exit 73B)

·         Westbound (inbound) I-376 off-ramp to Boulevard of the Allies/Liberty Bridge (Exit 72B)

The following ramps will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, September 19-20:

·         Northbound South Braddock Avenue on-ramp to westbound (inbound) I-376 toward Pittsburgh

·         Southbound South Braddock Avenue on-ramp to westbound (inbound) I-376 toward Pittsburgh

All ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

Westbound (inbound) I-376 off-ramp to Oakland North 885

·         Follow westbound I-376 past the closed ramp

·         Take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) off-ramp

·         From Grant Street, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies

·         Follow the Boulevard of the Allies into Oakland back to Bates Street

·         End detour

Westbound (inbound) I-376 off-ramp to Boulevard of the Allies/Liberty Bridge

·         Follow westbound I-376 past the closed ramp

·         Take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) off-ramp

·         From Grant Street, turn right onto 7th Avenue

·         From 7th Avenue, motorists can take the ramp to northbound I-579 or the Liberty Bridge

·         End detour

Northbound South Braddock Avenue to westbound (inbound) I-376

·         From northbound South Braddock Avenue, take the ramp to eastbound I-376 toward Monroeville

·         Take the Wilkinsburg North 8 (Exit 78B) off-ramp

·         Follow northbound Route 8 to Brinton Avenue

·         At the traffic signal, make a hard left onto the ramp to I-376 toward Pittsburgh/Monroeville

·         Bear right toward westbound I-376/22/30 toward Pittsburgh

·         Follow westbound I-376 back to the closed ramp

·         End detour

Southbound South Braddock Avenue to westbound (inbound) I-376

·         From southbound South Braddock Avenue, turn right onto Monongahela Avenue

·         Take the ramp to eastbound I-376 toward Monroeville

·         Take the Wilkinsburg North 8 (Exit 78B) off-ramp

·         Follow northbound Route 8 to Brinton Avenue

·         At the traffic signal, make a hard left onto the ramp to I-376 toward Pittsburgh/Monroeville

·         Bear right toward westbound I-376/22/30 toward Pittsburgh

·         Follow westbound I-376 back to the closed ramp

·         End detour

The $26.39 million Parkway East Improvement Project located between the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Edgewood/Swissvale interchange includes milling and resurfacing, concrete patching, ramp improvements, bridge dam replacement, barrier repair work, guiderail improvements, and minor bridge repairs.  Overnight and weekend work will occur, with two weekend closures for bridge dam replacement work, and five weekend long single-lane restrictions for paving in 2018. Swank Construction Company is the contractor.

Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.  Additionally, travelers should expect delays and should consider alternate routes.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles 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 860 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.


 

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