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Multiple Downtown Site Locations to Undergo Final Phase of PWSA’s Sidewalk and Street Restoration Project in Spring 2022

Following the completion of a water or sewer repair, PWSA must return to the site to repave or re-concrete the area impacted. This multi-million dollar effort improves Pittsburgh’s street and sidewalk quality throughout PWSA’s service area as a result of this underground work.

A total of eight Sidewalk and Street Restoration site locations have been identified in Downtown Pittsburgh and work will begin in spring 2022 (exact date TBA). Once this work starts, work is expected to take place between 7 AM – 5 PM, Mondays – Friday. Street closures and temporary no parking zones may be necessary to complete paving work.

For any questions about this project, contact Mora McLaughlin, Construction Communications Project Manager, at 412-689-4137 or mmclaughlin@pgh2o.com. To monitor and track the progress online, visit the 2021 Street and Sidewalk Restoration Schedule or interactive map page.


Four Week Closure of Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway Curb Lane & Temporary Discontinuance of Penn Station Stop A to Accommodate Waterline Project Phase II

Port Authority of Allegheny County, its consultant Gannett Fleming and contractor, Wheels, Inc., will be closing a portion of the outbound curb lane and sidewalk at Penn Station located at the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway for excavation and trenching beginning on May 2, 2022 for approximately four (4) weeks.

During Phase II of the project, the Penn Station Stop A (Stop ID 20287) will be inaccessible for all routes. Passengers are advised to board all routes at Penn Station Stop B (Stop ID 5124) until further notice.


Daytime Lane Restrictions Will Result from Inspection Activities on the Fort Duquesne Bridge Beginning On May 11 and Continuing Through May 26

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities on the Fort Duquesne Bridge (I-279) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Wednesday, May 11 weather permitting.

Lane restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day according to the following schedule:

  • Northbound – Wednesday through Friday, May 11-13
  • Southbound – Monday through Thursday, May 23-26

Crews from Gannett Fleming will conduct the routine inspections. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.


Full Closure of the Penn Avenue & 6th Street Intersection for Crosswalk Replacement Beginning on May 9 and Continuing Through June 3, 2022

On behalf of the Department of Mobility & Infrastructure, Zottola Construction is replacing the bricks within the intersection of Penn Ave and 6th St in downtown. This will require a FULL CLOSURE of the intersection for 4 weeks. Active construction dates are set between May 9 – June 3.

The following vehicular, bike, and pedestrian detour information has been provided by Zottola Construction. Check out the following link to view  a map of the impacted intersection, garage access points, and additional impacts: Penn Ave and Sixth Street Intersection Replacement Impacts_4-29-2022

Vehicular detour info:

Penn Ave will be closed to through traffic (closed to motor vehicles only) from 7th St until 5th Ave. Parking Garage at 542 Penn Ave detour: Liberty Ave to 5th Ave, right onto Penn Ave. A counterflow lane will be maintained to maintain access to the garage.

  • Penn Ave vehicular detour: Penn Ave, left onto Penn Ave, righ onto Liberty Ave, right onto Stanwix St, Right onto Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
  • 6th St detour: Ft. Duquesne Blvd, right onto 7th St, right onto Liberty Ave.

Bicycle info:

There is no bike detour. Bike riders traveling via the Penn Ave cycle track will need to dismount the bike at 6th St, walk along the sidewalk to cross 6th St, then get back onto the cycle track on the other side of the work zone.

Pedestrian info:

There is no pedestrian detour. At least one (1) sidewalk and crosswalk will be open at all times.


Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge to Close to All Traffic on February 14 for Rehabilitation & Will Remain Closed Through December 2023

The Department of Public Works announced today that the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh will close to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022. The closure, which is expected to end in December 2023, is
required for a $34.4 million bridge rehabilitation project.

Outbound vehicle traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, Sandusky Street, East Lacock Street, and Federal Street. Inbound vehicle traffic will be detoured using East General Robinson Street, Sandusky Street, the Andy Warhol Bridge, and Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol Bridge, and Isabella Street. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail remain open near the bridge on the North Shore and Downtown for the duration of the project.

For additional information about this rehabilitation project, view Allegheny County’s recent press release.


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