Ongoing Full Closure Of Fifth Avenue Between Grant And Ross Streets (Sixth Avenue For Buses) for Major Underground Construction & Duquesne Light Utility Relocation Resulting in Ongoing Bus Detours 

The City of Pittsburgh has provided a permit to Duquesne Light Company and its consultant and contractor, Munson and Associates, to close Fifth Avenue between Grant and Ross Streets effective Monday, July 19, 2021 for major underground electric line relocation work. Construction efforts anticipated to begin Monday, July 19, 2021 were expected to close Fifth Avenue for approximately five weeks or around Sunday, August 22, 2021.

However, work efforts continue and have exceeded the original termination date. Work and the detours will continue effective Monday, August 23, 2021, doing so until further notice. Because of existing work already in the intersection of Ross Street and Sixth Avenue that has numerous metal plates that may shift under turning buses, Port Authority will practice this detour as if Fifth Avenue will be closed form Sixth Avenue to Grant Street in both directions. Passengers are advised to board and alight buses at the next available existing stop.

Stops affected: Outbound 20293 Fifth Ave at Ross St (20293) Discontinued; Outbound Front of Steel Plaza Station Grant opp Oliver (Front of Steel Plaza Station) Established; Outbound BNY Mellon Sixth Ave at Fifth Ave (BNY Mellon) Established; Inbound 17764 Fifth Ave at Grant St NS (17764) Discontinued; Inbound Grant at Oliver Established; Inbound 8681 Fifth Ave at Ross St (67) (8681) Discontinued; Inbound 17764 Fifth Ave at Grant St (Nearside) (65, P76) (17764) Discontinued; Inbound 67 Sixth Ave at Bigelow Square (opposite Ross) (67) Established; Inbound 65, P76 On Road IZ Grant at Oliver (65, P76 On Road IZ) Established

Routes affected: 61A – North Braddock61B – Braddock-Swissvale61C – McKeesport-Homestead61D – Murray71A – Negley71B – Highland Park71C – Point Breeze71D – Hamilton77 – Penn Hills81 – Oak Hill82 – Lincoln83 – Bedford Hill65 – Squirrel Hill67 – MonroevilleP76 – Lincoln Highway Flyer28X – Airport Flyer

I-579, I-376 Parkway West Overnight Longitudinal Joint Repair Work & Single-Lane Restrictions Begin On September 20 and Will Continue Through Late November 2021

PennDOT District 11 is announcing joint repair work on Interstates 579 and 376 (Parkway West) in Allegheny County will begin Monday, September 20 weather permitting.

Overnight single-lane restrictions for joint repair work will occur on the following roadways:

  • I-579 in both directions between the Liberty Bridge and the Veterans Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh. Work will occur from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through late November.
  • I-376 (Parkway West) between the Carnegie (Exit 65) and the Campbells Run Road (Exit 62) interchanges in Collier Township and Rosslyn Farms and Carnegie boroughs. Work will occur from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through late November.

Additionally, pavement marking eradication and painting will occur as needed on each project from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Lane restrictions will occur during this slow-moving operation.

The work is part of a multi-interstate longitudinal joint rehabilitation project. Northeast Paving is the prime contractor. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the areas.

Daily Closures Of Chatham Street, Between Bigelow Boulevard & Centre Avenue, Begin December 2020 and Will Continue Until Further Notice to Complete Utility Project Work for the I-579 CAP Project

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure advises that Chatham Street between Bigelow Blvd and Center Ave will experience intermittent closures, daily as well as additional nightly lane closures as needed, from Tuesday, December 1, 2020, until further notice. The restriction is necessary to allow the contractor to complete essential utility work associated with the CAP Project.

Work and the closure will occur daily starting Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from approximately 7:00 AM to around 5:30 PM each day with additional closures as needed each evening from 8:00 PM till 6:00 AM, continuing until further notice. Despite the cessation of work each evening, to standardize the detour, and also if there remain any clearance issues, this detour will be maintained throughout the day, each and every day.

Port Authority bus routes affected: 77 – Penn Hills

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