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Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel Overnight Closure Tonight in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is reminding motorists an overnight closure in the outbound (westbound) Fort Pitt Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur tonight, Friday night, March 24.

The closure will begin approximately two hours after the end of the Penguins game until 8 a.m. Saturday morning in the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel as crews from Mosites Construction conduct fire suppression standpipe system installation.  All outbound traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

  • 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

The overall $14.17 million project includes the removal of the tunnel ceiling, relocation of CCTV cameras and temperature monitors, concrete repair work to the tunnel walls and air duct arch, waterline and standpipe improvements, electrical updates, drainage improvements, reroofing of a portion of the North Portal Building, milling and resurfacing of the bituminous roadway, pavement marking and other miscellaneous construction.

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 770 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.

 

 

Beaver Avenue Ramp to Southbound Route 65 Closure begins Monday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Beaver Avenue ramp/tunnel to southbound Route 65 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, February 20 weather permitting.

At 6 a.m. on Monday, crews from the Lane Construction Company will begin work on the ramp that carries traffic from Beaver Avenue to southbound Route 65.  Work includes roadway reconstruction, tunnel structure repairs and electrical upgrades.  To allow the work to occur, the ramp will close to traffic around-the-clock through Thursday, April 6.  All traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

  • From Beaver Avenue, take the left lane turnaround to Chateau Street
  • Follow Chateau Street, take the ramp to Route 19 North
  • Take the right exit ramp to California Avenue
  • At the traffic signal, turn left onto the ramp to southbound Route 65/19
  • End detour

The ramp will re-open on Saturday, February 25 for the Penguins game at Heinz Field.

This work is part of the $25.2 million Route 65 improvement project which includes concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge rehabilitation, drainage and guiderail updates, signage, retaining wall repairs and pavement marking installation.  The majority of the work in 2017 will occur in the northbound direction.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 65 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Route 65” in the subject line.

Additionally, the Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) will be fielding customer comments and questions through construction.  Customers can contact ACTA by calling 412-533-4602 or 412-533-4601. ACTA representatives can also reached by e-mail at amy.mathieson@actapgh.org or lynn.manion@actapgh.org.

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 770 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.

 

 

STRIP DISTRICT TRAIL 11TH – 15TH STREETS CLOSED AUGUST 1 – NOVEMBER, 15TH – 21ST STREETS CLOSED AUGUST 1 – SUMMER 2017

The Strip District segment will be closed from 11th to 21st street for construction starting Monday, August 1. Two construction projects will be under way — Buncher will be performing a trail clean-up project from 11th to 16th street, and NRP will be working on sanitation pipes from 18th to 21st street. Buncher’s project is scheduled to be completed in November, at which time the Trail will reopen from 11th to 15th street. The Trail from 15th to 21st street will remain closed until early summer 2017 for this portion of the NRP project. 

ANDY WARHOL BRIDGE
Closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic through November 2017 as part of $25.4 million rehabilitation project. The Rachel Carson Bridge (9th Street) will be used as a detour. The detour also will reroute about 350 Port Authority buses a day to Carson, according to the Port Authority. The detoured routes will be routes 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 and the O5.

CLOSURE OF OLIVER AVENUE FROM PARKING AUTHORITY GARAGE TO SMITHFIELD STREET BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Due to the redevelopment of the former Saks Department site, on Monday, February 8, Oliver Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from the PPA Garage to Smithfield Street.  From the PPA Garage to Wood Street, Oliver Avenue will be converted to 2-way traffic so all traffic existing the garage will turn left towards Wood Street.

Port Authority notice to riders: Year long detour beginning Mon. 2/8/16, P12,P16, & P67 will not stop at Oliver/ William Penn Place outbound. Riders should go to Grant opp/Oliver

WABASH TUNNEL

The HOV temporary waiver has been extended through December to allow vehicles with fewer than two occupants to use the tunnel during peak hours, alleviating possible congestion on other roads caused by the Liberty Bridge rehabilitation project. The Wabash Tunnel, which opened as a commuter tunnel in December 2004, provides a shortcut for motorists from Route 51 to the South Side and Downtown Pittsburgh.

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