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Liberty Bridge Closure this Weekend July 14-17 in Pittsburgh

Inbound Liberty Tunnel to Close

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a closure of the Liberty Bridge and the inbound Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night, July 14 through Monday morning, July 17 weather permitting.

The Liberty Bridge in both directions and the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel will close to traffic from 8 p.m. Friday night continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning.  Crews will conduct latex overlay operations.

The outbound Liberty Tunnel and PJ McArdle Roadway will remain open the entire weekend. All other traffic will be detoured during the closure.

Posted Detours

Inbound Liberty Bridge

  • Take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) northbound
  • Take the exit to I-376 West/US 19 South toward Carnegie/Airport/West End
  • Take Exit 69A toward US 19 South/Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to I-376 eastbound toward Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Follow eastbound I-376 through Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • For access to I-279 destinations follow I-279 signage, all other destinations take exit toward I-376 East/Monroeville
  • Take the left exit 71A to Grant Street
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • End detour

Outbound Liberty Bridge from Downtown Pittsburgh

  • Take Grant Street to I-376
  • Take the ramp to West I-376 toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Outbound Liberty Bridge from Westbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies)

  • From the Boulevard of the Allies take the ramp to North I-579 to I-279 Veterans Bridge Exit
  • Take the Convention Center/7th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Outbound Liberty Bridge from Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard)

  • From PA 380, take the Consol Center/6th Avenue Exit
  • Take the 6th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Outbound Liberty Bridge from I-279 Parkway North

  • From southbound I-279, take the I-279 South Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Take the South I-279/To I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Take the West I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

If the work is completed early the bridge will be reopened.

The $80.08 million Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation Project includes deck replacement and ramp reconstruction, structural steel repairs, painting of the entire structure, concrete repairs, signage improvements and installation of a new alternating overhead lane control system.  The project will continue into 2018.  The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.

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

Overnight Liberty Bridge Closures begin Next Week in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures of the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Thursday nights, July 10-13.

Closures will occur on Liberty Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night as crews conduct preparatory work for upcoming weekend latex overlay operations.  Closures will occur according to the following schedule:

Monday, July 10

  • Inbound (northbound) overnight closure of the Liberty Bridge and Liberty Tunnel.

Tuesday, July 11

  • Inbound (northbound) overnight closure of the Liberty Bridge and Liberty Tunnel.

Wednesday, July 12

  • Full Liberty Bridge closure in both directions.
  • Single-lane restriction of the inbound Liberty Tunnel.

Thursday, July 13

  • Full Liberty Bridge closure in both directions.
  • Single-lane restriction of the inbound Liberty Tunnel.

No restrictions will occur in the outbound Liberty Tunnel.  PJ McArdle Roadway will remain open each night.

Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

Inbound Liberty Bridge

  • Take Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) northbound
  • Take the exit to I-376 West/US 19 South toward Carnegie/Airport/West End
  • Take Exit 69A toward US 19 South/Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to I-376 eastbound toward Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Follow eastbound I-376 through Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • For access to I-279 destinations follow I-279 signage, all other destinations take exit toward I-376 East/Monroeville
  • Take the left exit 71A to Grant Street
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • End detour

Outbound Liberty Bridge from Downtown Pittsburgh

  • Take Grant Street to I-376
  • Take the ramp to West I-376 toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Outbound Liberty Bridge from Westbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies)

  • From the Boulevard of the Allies take the ramp to North I-579 to I-279 Veterans Bridge Exit
  • Take the Convention Center/7th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Outbound Liberty Bridge from Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard)

  • From PA 380, take the Consol Center/6th Avenue Exit
  • Take the 6th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • Continue straight onto the 10th Street Bypass
  • Take the I-376 West Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

Outbound Liberty Bridge from I-279 Parkway North

  • From southbound I-279, take the I-279 South Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Take the South I-279/To I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport Exit
  • Take the West I-376 Fort Pitt Bridge Exit
  • Follow I-376 westbound across the Fort Pitt Bridge and through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take Exit 69A toward South 19 Banksville Road
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376
  • Take Exit 69B toward South Truck US 19/Route 51 Uniontown
  • Merge onto southbound Route 51 and follow back to the Liberty Tunnel
  • End detour

The Liberty Bridge will close the weekend of July 14-17.  Additional details will be provided at a later date.

The $80.08 million Liberty Bridge Rehabilitation Project includes deck replacement and ramp reconstruction, structural steel repairs, painting of the entire structure, concrete repairs, signage improvements and installation of a new alternating overhead lane control system.  The project will continue into 2018. The Joseph B. Fay Company is the prime contractor.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Liberty Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Liberty Bridge” in the subject line.  Additionally, project information including driving simulations for each traffic configuration and detour route maps, can be found at www.penndot.gov/libertybridge.

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.

Fort Duquesne Bridge Ramp to Reedsdale Street Restriction Next Week in Pittsburgh

Beaver Avenue/Chateau Street Turnaround Traffic Shifts

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a single-lane restriction on the northbound Fort Duquesne Bridge ramp to Reedsdale Street in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Friday, July 10-14 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on the ramp that carries traffic from the upper deck of the Fort Duquesne Bridge to Reedsdale Street (North Shore Exit 1B) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  One lane will remain open at all times. Crews will conduct drainage repairs.

Additionally, shielding installation work will occur on the Route 65 structure over the Beaver Avenue and Chateau Street turnarounds.  To allow the work to occur, traffic will be shifted at the turnarounds from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

This work is part of the $25.2 million improvement project which includes concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge rehabilitation, drainage and guiderail updates, signage, retaining wall repairs and pavement marking installation.

The prime contractor for this project is Lane Construction Corporation.

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 and 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.

Southbound I-279 Parkway North Ramp to Northbound Route 65 Repairs begin Monday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing repair work on the ramp that carries traffic from southbound I-279 (Parkway North) to northbound Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, July 10 weather permitting.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Monday morning, traffic will be shifted into a single 13-foot wide lane on the southbound I-279 ramp to northbound Route 65.  Line striping activities will occur Monday and barrier installation will occur Tuesday.  The lane will be narrowed for approximately six weeks.

Crews from the Trumbull Corporation will conduct the ramp repairs.

The work is part of the $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project which also includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead sign structures, repairs to 29 walls, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, HOV lane operation systems upgrades, sign upgrades, guide rail and drainage improvements, and an anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange.

Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” 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 by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

Southbound Route 65 Ramp to Northbound I-279 Parkway North Shoulder Restriction begins Wednesday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing repair work on the ramp that carries traffic from southbound Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) to northbound I-279 (Parkway North) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Wednesday, July 5 weather permitting.

A shoulder restriction will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, July 21 as crews from the Trumbull Corporation conduct the repairs.

Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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 by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

Allegheny Avenue Daylight Lane Restriction begins Wednesday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Allegheny Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Wednesday, July 5 weather permitting.

The lane restriction will occur as needed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays on Allegheny Avenue between Reedsdale Street and Ridge Avenue through Friday, September 1.  Crews from the Lane Construction Corporation will conduct painting activities on the Route 65 bridges over Allegheny Avenue.

Restrictions will be lifted for any sporting event or major event on the North Shore.  Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.

This $25.2 million Route 65 improvement project includes concrete patching, an asphalt overlay, bridge rehabilitation, drainage and guiderail updates, signage, retaining wall repairs and pavement marking installation.

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  and 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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