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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.


Overnight Lane Restrictions and Shoulder Closures Will Occur on Westbound I-376 Beginning on Monday, May 23, and Continuing Through Late December 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight restrictions of the westbound I-376 (Parkway East) ramp to northbound Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday night, May 23 weather permitting.

Overnight lane restrictions and shoulder closures will occur on the westbound (inbound) I-376 (Parkway East) ramp to northbound Boulevard of the Allies Monday through Friday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late December. Crews will conduct expansion dam shielding and replacement, concrete deck repairs, barrier repairs, and miscellaneous construction activities.

Preservation work on two mainline Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies bridges and several ramps at the interchange are included in this $35.41 million project. Work will include bridge deck repairs and overlays, expansion dam replacements, steel superstructure and substructure repairs, bearing replacements, full painting, concrete substructure repairs, downspout replacements, drainage repairs, signing and pavement parking upgrades and other miscellaneous construction activities. Motorists will encounter short term lane closures, night and weekend closures of the ramps and Route 885 in each direction, weekend lane restrictions, and overnight directional closures of I-376 Parkway East, long-term closures of Forbes Avenue, Brady Street, and ramps at the Birmingham Bridge. Short-term and weeknight lane closures of Second Avenue are also included throughout this multi-year project.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Boulevard of the Allies” in the subject line.


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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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.

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