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I-376 Parkway East Overnight Lane Restrictions Continue This Week, 10/14 – 10/18

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday through Friday nights, October 14-18 weather permitting.

I-376 will be reduced to a single-lane in each direction in various locations between the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.  Crews will conduct guide rail installation, barrier repairs, and wall and sealing work. Restrictions will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday nights.

Work will not begin in the outbound direction until one hour after major concerts and Pittsburgh Penguin home games. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.


Route 885, Boulevard of the Allies, to Westbound I-376 Ramp Closure to Take Place on Friday Night, 10/18

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the ramp from the inbound Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) to inbound I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night through Saturday afternoon, October 18-19 weather permitting.

The ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Boulevard of the Allies to the inbound Parkway East will close to traffic from 7 p.m. Friday night through noon on Saturday.  Crews will conduct bridge deck overlay work. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour:

  • From the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Ross Street
  • Turn right onto First Avenue
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • Take the ramp to 376 West toward the Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • End detour

The work is part of the $2.33 million Boulevard of the Allies Ramp Preservation project. The project includes deck repairs and overlay, steel superstructure repairs, full painting, bearing replacement, concrete substructure repairs, and drainage improvements. Additionally, a retrofit of the existing curb radius from outbound Forbes Avenue onto Brady Street is included to reduce the occurrences of trucks striking the bridge. Swank Construction Company LLC is the prime contractor.


Northbound Fort Duquesne Bridge Overhead Sign Replacement Friday Night, 10/18

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overhead sign replacement work on the northbound (upper deck) Fort Duquesne Bridge (I-279) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night through Saturday morning, October 18-19 weather permitting.

Overhead sign replacement work, requiring the closure of the northbound (upper deck) Fort Duquesne Bridge, will occur from 10 p.m. Friday night through 6 a.m. Saturday. All traffic will be detoured. Additionally, the ramps from the 10th Street Bypass and Fort Duquesne Boulevard to the Fort Duquesne Bridge will close.

Posted Detours:

I-376 Parkway West to the Fort Duquesne Bridge to I-279 Parkway North

  • From the inbound (eastbound) I-376 Parkway West, take the North 19/51 (Exit 69C) ramp toward West End
  • From northbound Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard), cross the West End Bridge
  • Take the ramp to Truck North 19/South 65/to I-279 toward Downtown/North Shore
  • Take the left-hand ramp to North 28/North I-279/Truck North 19
  • End detour

I-376 Parkway East to the Fort Duquesne Bridge to I-279 Parkway North

  • Take the inbound (westbound) I-376 Parkway East to the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • From the Fort Pitt bridge, take the 837 West Carson Street/51 West End (Exit 69C) off-ramp
  • Take Route 837 (West Carson Street) to the West End Bridge
  • Turn right onto the bridge
  • Take the ramp to Truck North 19/South 65/to I-279 toward Downtown/North Shore
  • Take the left-hand ramp to North 28/North I-279/Truck North 19
  • End detour

10th Street Bypass to the Fort Duquesne Bridge to I-279 Parkway North

  • Continue on the 10th Street Bypass past the closed ramp
  • Take the ramp to West 376 toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • From the Fort Pitt Bridge, take the 837 West Carson Street/51 West End (Exit 69C) off-ramp
  • Take Route 837 (West Carson Street) to the West End Bridge
  • Turn right onto the bridge
  • Take the ramp to Truck North 19/South 65/to I-279 toward Downtown/North Shore
  • Take the left-hand ramp to North 28/North I-279/Truck North 19
  • End detour

Fort Duquesne Boulevard to the Fort Duquesne Bridge to I-279 Parkway North

  • Take the ramp to South 279 toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • From the Fort Pitt Bridge, take the 837 West Carson Street/51 West End (Exit 69C) off-ramp
  • Take Route 837 (West Carson Street) to the West End Bridge
  • Turn right onto the bridge
  • Take the ramp to Truck North 19/South 65/to I-279 toward Downtown/North Shore
  • Take the left-hand ramp to North 28/North I-279/Truck North 19
  • End detour

Fort Pitt Boulevard to the Fort Duquesne Bridge to I-279 Parkway North

  • From Fort Pitt Boulevard, take the ramp to West 376 toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • From the Fort Pitt Bridge, take the 837 West Carson Street/51 West End (Exit 69C) off-ramp
  • Take Route 837 (West Carson Street) to the West End Bridge
  • Turn right onto the bridge
  • Take the ramp to Truck North 19/South 65/to I-279 toward Downtown/North Shore
  • Take the left-hand ramp to North 28/North I-279/Truck North 19
  • End detour

Motorists can access Route 65 or North Shore destinations from the West End Bridge. Please use caution when traveling through the area.


Eastbound P.J. McArdle Roadway Partial Closure Friday and Saturday, 10/18 – 10/19

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a partial closure of eastbound P.J. McArdle Roadway in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday and Saturday, October 18-19 weather permitting.

Eastbound P.J. McArdle Roadway will close to traffic between the Liberty Bridge and Arlington Avenue from 8 p.m. Friday night through 8 p.m. Saturday night. Crews from Mosites Construction will continue water vault check valve installation. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour:

  • Continue northbound across the Liberty Bridge
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right into the Armstrong Tunnel
  • Continue straight and cross the South 10th Street Bridge
  • Follow South 10th Street to P.J. McArdle Roadway
  • End detour

P.J. McArdle Roadway will remain open in both directions from Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge. Westbound P.J. McArdle Roadway will remain open between Arlington Avenue and the Liberty Bridge.


Route 2128, 10th Street Bypass, Closure Continues on Sunday, 10/20

PennDOT District 11 is announcing railroad improvement work over the 10th Street Bypass (Route 2128) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Sunday, October 20 weather permitting.

Railroad tie replacement work will occur on the structure over the 10th Street Bypass and the Three Rivers Heritage Trail from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The 10th Street Bypass and the trail will close to traffic between 10th Street at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and 11th Street near Waterfront Place. Vehicles and pedestrians will be detoured via Liberty Avenue.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For additional information contact Christopher Patterson at 724-787-0928.


Route 885, Boulevard of the Allies, to Westbound I-376 Ramp Closure Monday Night through Tuesday Morning, 10/21 – 10/22

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the ramp from the inbound Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) to inbound I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday night through Tuesday morning, October 21-22 weather permitting.

The ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Boulevard of the Allies to the inbound Parkway East will close to traffic from 7 p.m. Monday night through 5 a.m. Tuesday.  Crews will conduct mechanical grooving work. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour:

  • From the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Ross Street
  • Turn right onto First Avenue
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • Take the ramp to 376 West toward the Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • End detour

The work is part of the $2.33 million Boulevard of the Allies Ramp Preservation project. The project includes deck repairs and overlay, steel superstructure repairs, full painting, bearing replacement, concrete substructure repairs, and drainage improvements. Additionally, a retrofit of the existing curb radius from outbound Forbes Avenue onto Brady Street is included to reduce the occurrences of trucks striking the bridge. Swank Construction Company LLC is the prime contractor.


I-376 Parkway East Overnight Lane Restrictions Continue Next Week, 10/21 – 10/25

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday through Friday nights, October 21-25 weather permitting.

I-376 will be reduced to a single-lane in each direction in various locations between the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.  Crews will conduct guide rail installation, barrier repairs, reflector installation and sealing work. Restrictions will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday nights. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.


Northbound I-579 Overnight Restrictions Continue Next Week, 10/21 – 10/25

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions on northbound I-579 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Friday nights, October 21-25 weather permitting.

Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct sawing and removal of the existing retaining wall from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. The right lane and shoulder of northbound I-579 will close to traffic to allow the work to occur. No restrictions will occur on southbound I-579.


Route 2128, 10th Street Bypass, Closure Saturday, 10/5, with Additional Weekend Closures to Occur throughout the Months of October and November

PennDOT District 11 is announcing railroad improvement work over the 10th Street Bypass (Route 2128) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday, October 5 weather permitting.

Railroad tie replacement work will occur on the structure over the 10th Street Bypass and the Three Rivers Heritage Trail from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The 10th Street Bypass and the trail will close to traffic between 10th Street at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and 11th Street near Waterfront Place. Vehicles and pedestrians will be detoured via Liberty Avenue.

Additionally, Saturday and Sunday closures will occur throughout October and November. Information will be provided prior to any closure.


Forbes Avenue Overnight Lane Restriction at Brady Street begins Monday, 4/8, in Pittsburgh and will Continue through Mid-November

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Forbes Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, April 8, weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction on Forbes Avenue at the Brady Street intersection will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday nights through mid-November as crews begin preparatory work on the ramp that carries the inbound Boulevard of the Allies to inbound I-376 (Parkway East). Lane restrictions may also occur from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights as needed.

Additionally, flagging operations on Brady Street will occur at the intersections with Forbes Avenue and Second Avenue.  Flagging will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday nights and 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights as needed.


Southbound I-579 Daylight Rolling Stoppages Underway through Mid-November During Cap Construction Project Work

PennDOT District 11 is announcing daylight rolling stoppages are underway on southbound I-579 and associated ramps for the I-579 “Cap” Urban Connector project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Intermittent, short-term rolling stoppages of five minutes or less will occur twice a day on southbound I-579 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. through mid-November as crews install caisson rebar cages. Additionally, the stoppages will occur on the Bedford Avenue, 7th Avenue, and Bigelow Boulevard ramps to southbound I-579.


10th Street Water Feature Closed at David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Monday, 6/3, to Friday, 12/20

Beginning June 3, 2019, the 10th Street Water Feature at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center will be closed, on both the city and river side, due to building repairs. The Convention Center Riverfront Plaza and trail will remain open and accessible during this period.

Alternative accessible access to/from the Convention Center Riverfront Plaza and is indicated by the blue arrows in the pictures.

For more information on this project, please visit the DLCC website to learn more or contact Conor McGarvey, Director of Operations at the Convention Center: 412-475-1622, or Bill Williams, Facilities Director of the Sports  Exhibition Authority: 412-325-3003.


Long-Term Construction Project: Chatham Street Long-Term Closure Begins on September 25 and Will Continue through December

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure advises that the northbound lane of Chatham Street between Bigelow Blvd and Centre Ave. will be closed long term beginning the week of September 25, 2019 at 7 a.m. and remain closed until December 2019.

The restriction is necessary to allow the contractor to perform various construction activities such as excavating behind existing retaining wall at Abutment 1, installing temporary shoring, and constructing new abutment and park area for the “CAP Project”.

Traffic will be detoured along Centre Ave. to Sixth Avenue and then to Bigelow Blvd/Webster Avenue.  The southbound lane of Chatham Street will remain open.

When travelling through the work area, use caution and expect delays. The work is being performed by JB Fay Co., If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact their Project Manager, Chuck Grabner, at 412-779-8354.


Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Betterment Project begins Thursday Night, 7/11, and the Full Project will Extend through Late January 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) Betterment Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday night, July 11 weather permitting.

The $7.08 million project includes milling and resurfacing, concrete patching, minor structure repairs, traffic signal replacement at Bates Street, ADA curb ramp work, utility adjustments, and bicycle safe grate installation between the Liberty Bridge and Bates Street in Pittsburgh.

Work will begin with single-lane restrictions on the Boulevard of the Allies from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weeknights in the Oakland section between the Birmingham Bridge and Bates Street through early August. Additionally, daylight work requiring single-lane restrictions may occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

Construction activities will then shift to the area between the Birmingham Bridge and the ramps to the Crosstown Boulevard and Liberty Bridge.  Overnight and off-peak daylight lane restrictions will occur in this section. Additionally, two weekend closures for paving operations may occur. This work has not yet been scheduled. Information will be provided prior to any work occurring.

Swank Construction Company LLC is the prime contractor. Work will be coordinated with other projects located in the same vicinity. The overall project is anticipated to conclude by late January 2020. Please use caution while driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.


Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge Closes Monday, 2/11, for Long-Term Rehabilitation Project through Summer 2020

The Department of Public Works announced today that the Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh will close to vehicle and pedestrian traffic beginning at 6 AM on Monday, February 11, 2019. The closure, which is expected to last through summer 2020, is required for a $23.3 million rehabilitation project.

Traffic will be detoured using the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge and Isabella Street.

Major items of work during the project include:

  • New Concrete Deck
  • Structural Steel Repairs
  • Painting of the bridge Aztec Gold
  • Replacement of the bridge lighting with architectural lighting similar to the original
  • Replacement of the bridge expansion dams and drainage systems
  • Replacement of the sidewalks

The bridge will have a new lane configuration when it reopens. Instead of four lanes of traffic with two lanes in each direction, there will be three lanes of traffic with wider shoulders. When traveling into downtown from the North Shore, one lane will lead onto the bridge and widen out to two lanes at Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Similarly, when traveling from downtown to the North Shore, one lane will lead onto the bridge and then widen into two lanes on the other side.

The project will be completed by Brayman Construction as well as Advantage Steel and Construction, both of Saxonburg, and is being done in conjunction with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.

The Rachel Carson Bridge was opened in 1926 and is one of the three “Sister Bridges,” the only trio of identical bridges in the world and the first self-anchored suspension bridges in the United States. This is the second rehabilitation project of the three “Sister Bridges,” following the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, which reopened in November 2017. Rehabilitation of the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge is expected to occur between summer 2021 and winter 2022.


Northbound I-579 Ramp to 7th Avenue Long-term Closure Begins Friday Night, 9/6, and will Continue through Early August 2021

PennDOT District 11 is reminding motorists the long-term closure of the ramp that carries traffic from northbound I-579 to 7th Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County begins Friday, September 6 weather permitting.

As part of the I-579 “Cap” Urban Connector project, the ramp from northbound I-579 to 7th Avenue will close to traffic at approximately 8 p.m. Friday, September 6 for 700 consecutive days through August 6, 2021. Crews will place concrete barriers at the ramp, southbound I-579 will be shifted into two 11-foot wide lanes, and line painting operations will occur through Saturday morning. Approximately 2,250 vehicles use the ramp each day.

Posted Detour:

Northbound I-579 to 7th Avenue

  • From northbound I-579, take the PPG Arena/Centre Avenue off-ramp
  • Turn right onto Washington Place
  • Turn right onto Fifth Avenue
  • Turn right onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn right onto Grant Street
  • Follow Grant Street back to 7th Avenue
  • End detour

Motorists traveling from the east into downtown Pittsburgh should consider using the Second Avenue (Exit 71B) or Grant Street (Exit 71A) off-ramps from inbound (westbound) I-376 (Parkway East).

The long-term closure is required for pier construction within the limits of the ramp to support the bridge cap structure. A total of four piers will be constructed. The work includes deep foundation work consisting of 42 caissons drilled to a depth of 35 feet, 42 new concrete columns which will support four pier caps that range from 86 to 106 feet in length to support the 126 pre-stressed adjacent box beam bridge. Additionally, the contractor will stage equipment and material on the closed ramp for other project work including the bridge structure, highway lighting under the bridge, and the reconstruction of the ramp.


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