I-279 Parkway North Lane Restrictions Begin Monday in Allegheny County

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on I-279 (Parkway North) in the City of Pittsburgh and Ross Township, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Friday, December 11-15 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions on I-279 between the Veterans Bridge and the Perrysville Avenue (Exit 5) interchange from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

I-376 Parkway East Ramp Closure Sunday Morning in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a ramp closure on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will occur Sunday morning, December 10.

A full closure on the westbound I-376 ramp to southbound Route 885/Bates Street (exit 73A) will occur Sunday morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. as crews from Duquesne Light relocate a power line. Traffic will not have access to the ramp and will be detoured via Grant Street and Second Avenue. Additionally, flaggers will be utilized on Bates Street, in the area near the closed ramp.

Please practice patience and use caution in the area.

The University Line Construction Continues on Fifth and Sixth Avenues Downtown

Please note that beginning on 11/28 the contractor will be working overnight (5pm-5am) at Fifth Avenue and Liberty Avenue for four days.

On November 13, Pittsburgh Regional Transit contractors set-up a second work site on Sixth Avenue between Grant Street and Ross Street.

Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction as shown in the picture below. Bus detours will remain the same. Pedestrian access will be maintained on both sides of the street.

Please note that beginning on 11/28 the contractor will be working overnight (5pm-5am) at Fifth Avenue and Liberty Avenue for four days.

The contractor is beginning to perform exploratory excavation for water main installation.

The construction detour will remain in effect 24/7 until work is finished at this location, which is expected to happen by the end of December.

Grant Street Reduced to One Lane Each Direction

The City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is completing work on Grant St. between Sixth Ave. and Fifth Ave. Travel will be restricted to one lane in each direction for the duration of the work. Oliver Ave. between William Penn Pl. and Grant St. will also be closed to vehicle traffic.

Boulevard of the Allies to Eastbound I-376 Overnight Ramp Closures Resume Tonight in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures of the southbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies) ramp to eastbound I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will resume tonight, Tuesday night, October 24 weather permitting.

The closure of the southbound (outbound) Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies ramp to eastbound (outbound) I-376 Parkway East will occur weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the end of December. Crews will conduct concrete milling and a bridge deck overlay. Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

Southbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies) to eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East)

Continue southbound on the Boulevard of the Allies past the closed ramp

Turn right onto Bates Street

Turn left onto the ramp to East 376 toward Monroeville

End detour

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.

Smithfield Street Bridge Phase Change Begins Monday Night in Pittsburgh

Beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, a single lane of traffic will close long-term on the bridge. Bi-directional traffic will be maintained on the bridge. Additionally, the eastern sidewalk will remain open during this phase of construction, while the western sidewalk will be closed. Motorists will see lane restrictions on East Carson Street, Fort Pitt Boulevard, and I-376 (Parkway East). Details will be provided in advance of the restrictions being implemented.

This $8.49 million bridge preservation project includes steel repairs, spot painting, replacing existing sidewalk in two of the four spans, replacing the epoxy deck surface, concrete deck repairs, concrete and masonry substructure repairs, as well as upgrades to the lane control system and installation of pedestrian signals at the Fort Pitt Boulevard intersection. The project also includes minor preservation work to the bridge carrying Smithfield Street over Station Square Drive. The project will have single-lane traffic maintained throughout the project duration with two full weekend closures expected. Bus traffic will be maintained during the weekend closures and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

PRT’s University Line Construction to Begin September 13, 2023

After more than a decade of planning, Pittsburgh Regional Transit is thrilled to announce that construction on the downtown portion of the University Line will begin Wednesday, September 13. The University Line is PRT’s first bus rapid transit project under the new level of service branded as PRTX. 

Construction will begin on Fifth Avenue between Liberty Avenue and Market Street adjacent to Triangle Park. 

The first month of construction:

  • Contractors will be relocating and replacing water and sewer infrastructure.   
  • Construction will take place on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Traffic on Fifth Avenue will be reconfigured for the first 30 days of construction. 
  • Both lanes of Fifth Avenue heading toward Fifth Avenue Place will be closed from Market Street to Liberty Avenue. Vehicles traveling toward Fifth Avenue Place will use the remaining travel lane. 
  • Traffic coming from Liberty Avenue onto Fifth Avenue will be detoured onto Sixth Avenue or Fourth Avenue via Stanwix Street. 
  • Traffic restriction will remain in place 24/7 until the contractor completes water and sewer infrastructure work. 
  • The section of sidewalk at Triangle Park next to the construction will be inaccessible. However, the bus stop at Triangle Park on Liberty Avenue will remain in service and all of the other sidewalks around Triangle Park will remain accessible. 
  • Work hours, road closures, and sidewalk access may vary as this project progresses through downtown. 

Once construction is complete, the Downtown Loop will include five stations: 

  • Ross Street (Fifth Avenue at Ross Street) 
  • William Penn Place (Fifth Avenue at William Penn Place) 
  • Market Square (Fifth Avenue at Market Street) 
  • Wood Street (Sixth Avenue at Wood Street) 
  • Steel Plaza (Sixth Avenue at Grant Street) 

Buses will enter downtown on Fifth Avenue, turn right onto Liberty Avenue, right onto Sixth Avenue, and left onto Forbes Avenue. Construction of the Downtown Loop is expected to take 18 months. 

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Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge to Close to All Traffic on February 14, 2023, 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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