I-376 Parkway East Overnight Lane Restrictions Friday Night, 3/22, and Next Week, 3/25-3/29
PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur tonight, Friday night, March 22 and Monday through Friday nights, March 25-29 weather permitting.
I-376 will be reduced to a single-lane in each direction in various locations between the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Squirrel Hill Tunnel. Crews will conduct guide rail work, strip seal installation, and drainage repairs. Restrictions will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.
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Liberty Tunnel Inspections begin Sunday Night, 3/24
PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities in Liberty Tunnel (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Sunday night, March 24 weather permitting.
Overnight tunnel closures will occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for tunnel inspection and survey work according to the following schedule:
Traffic will be detoured during the inspections. Posted Detour:
Alternate outbound (southbound) route
Police will assist with traffic control at the signalized intersections outside of the tunnel entrances. Work will not begin until one hour after the end of any major event in Pittsburgh.
Crews from Gannett Fleming, Inc., Infrastructure Engineers, Markosky Engineering Group, and CDM Smith will conduct the work.
Southbound I-579 Crosstown Boulevard Ramp to Boulevard of the Allies Improvement Project begins Monday Night, 3/25
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a rehabilitation project on the ramp that carries traffic from southbound I-579 to the outbound Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday night, March 25 weather permitting.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday night, crews will restrict the ramp to a single 11-foot lane and prohibit truck traffic continuously through late June. Improvement work includes concrete repairs to the deck, barriers, and underside of the ramp, substructure cleaning, drainage upgrades, pavement marking installation, and other miscellaneous construction activities. Trucks will be detoured
Posted Truck Detours
I-579 Crosstown Boulevard Ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies
From Bedford Avenue
From Southbound I-279 and Southbound Route 28
Swank Construction Company, LLC is the prime contractor on this $1.29 million project.
I-279 Parkway North Lane, Shoulder Restrictions begin Monday, 3/25, and will Continue through Mid-June
PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane and shoulder restrictions in various locations on the I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project in the City of Pittsburgh, and Ross and Ohio townships, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, March 25 weather permitting.
Restrictions will occur in the following locations:
Crews from the Trumbull Corporation will conduct the work.
Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge Closes Monday, February 11 for Long-Term Rehabilitation Project
The Department of Public Works announced today that the Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh will close to vehicle and pedestrian traffic beginning at 6 AM on Monday, February 11, 2019. The closure, which is expected to last through summer 2020, is required for a $23.3 million rehabilitation project.
Traffic will be detoured using the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge and Isabella Street.
Major items of work during the project include:
The bridge will have a new lane configuration when it reopens. Instead of four lanes of traffic with two lanes in each direction, there will be three lanes of traffic with wider shoulders. When traveling into downtown from the North Shore, one lane will lead onto the bridge and widen out to two lanes at Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Similarly, when traveling from downtown to the North Shore, one lane will lead onto the bridge and then widen into two lanes on the other side.
The project will be completed by Brayman Construction as well as Advantage Steel and Construction, both of Saxonburg, and is being done in conjunction with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.
The Rachel Carson Bridge was opened in 1926 and is one of the three “Sister Bridges,” the only trio of identical bridges in the world and the first self-anchored suspension bridges in the United States. This is the second rehabilitation project of the three “Sister Bridges,” following the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, which reopened in November 2017. Rehabilitation of the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge is expected to occur between summer 2021 and winter 2022.
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