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10th Street Bypass to Close to Traffic Between November 14 – November 17 for Gas Line Installation on 6th Street Bridge

PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists that the 10th Street Bypass (Route 2128) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic Monday morning, November 14 through Thursday morning, November 17 weather permitting.

The 10th Street Bypass will close to traffic between I-279 Parkway North/Fort Duquesne Bridge and Fort Duquesne Boulevard to allow crews to install a gas line as part of the Roberto Clemente 6th Street Bridge rehabilitation project.  The closure will occur from 6 a.m. Monday morning continuously through 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Additionally, the ramps from northbound and southbound I-279 to the 10th Street Bypass will close.

All traffic will be detoured.  Motorists should use Fort Duquesne Boulevard to detour around the closure.  Motorists on I-279 should use the ramps to Fort Duquesne Boulevard.


Multiple Downtown Site Locations to Undergo Final Phase of PWSA’s Sidewalk and Street Restoration Project in Spring and Summer 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) and will continue through the summer. 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.


Single-lane Closure in Each Direction on the 10th Street Bypass Set to Occur Between Fort Duquesne Boulevard and I-279 Parkway North/Fort Duquesne Bridge Beginning on August 1 and Continuing Through November 4, 2022

PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists that single-lane closures on the 10th Street Bypass (Route 2128) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, August 1 weather permitting.

A single-lane closure in each direction on the 10th Street Bypass will occur between Fort Duquesne Boulevard at the Pittsburgh Convention Center and I-279 Parkway North/Fort Duquesne Bridge as needed beginning 6 a.m. Monday morning through Friday, November 4. When not in use, the restrictions will be lifted to allow free flow along the roadway.

Crews from the Mosites Construction Company will perform demolition, painting, concrete repairs, and other miscellaneous work on the 6th Street (Roberto Clemente) Bridge above the corridor.


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.


Smithfield Street Bridge Improvements Begin on September 12 & Will Extend Through Summer 2024

Bridge set to Close Sunday Night, 9/11, for Preparatory Work. PennDOT District 11 is announcing preservation work on the Smithfield Street Bridge which carries Route 3027 over the Monongahela River in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, September 12 weather permitting.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday morning, a single lane of traffic will close long-term on the Smithfield Street Bridge. Bi-directional traffic will be maintained on the bridge. Additionally, one sidewalk will remain open during each phase of construction. The western sidewalk, the side closest to Point State Park, will remain open during the first phase. 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.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday night, a full closure of the Smithfield Street Bridge will occur for line painting and sign installation in preparation for the preservation work. Traffic will be detoured. The bridge will reopen to traffic at 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Immediate Closure: This Weekend Sunday Night, September 11th through Monday Morning, September 12th  Full Closure of the Smithfield St. Bridge (see attached press release)

  • A Full Closure of the Smithfield Street Bridge will occur starting at 8pm, Sunday, September 11th through 6am, Monday, September 12th. (weather dependent)
  • Crews will complete line painting and sign installation in preparation for preservation work.
  • Traffic will be detoured. Refer to attached press release for detour information.

Long-term Single Lane Restriction: Next Week – Monday, September 12th

  • A long-term Single-Lane restriction on the Smithfield Street Bridge will be implemented starting 6am Monday, September 12th. (weather dependent)
  • Bi-directional traffic will be maintained on the bridge.
  • One sidewalk will remain open during each phase of construction. During the first phase of construction, the western sidewalk (closest to Point State Park) will remain open.
  • Motorist should expect delays and proceed with caution through the work zone.

Posted Detour:

Northbound Smithfield Street Bridge:

  • Take East Carson Street
  • Turn left onto 10th Street Bridge
  • Turn left onto Second Avenue
  • Turn left onto B Street
  • Turn right onto First Avenue
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • Turn right onto Fort Pitt Boulevard
  • End detour

Southbound Smithfield Street Bridge:

  • From Smithfield Street head north
  • Turn right onto Boulevard of the Allies
  • Take slight right onto Second Avenue
  • Turn right onto 10th Street Bridge
  • Turn right onto East Carson Street
  • End Detour

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.


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