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Overnight Closures on Route 885, Bates Street, For Completing Waterline Replacement Begins On Monday Night, 6/1, and Will Continue Through Late July 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures on Route 885 (Bates Street) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday night, June 1 weather permitting.

Bates Street will close to traffic between Second Avenue and the Boulevard of the Allies weeknights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through late July for waterline replacement work.  Additionally, the I-376 ramps to and from Bates Street will close to traffic overnights. All traffic will be detoured.

The work includes the replacement of two existing waterlines, service line and fire hydrant connections, and inlet repairs. Crews from Independent Enterprises, Inc. will conduct the work for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

Posted Detours

Southbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies to Second Avenue):

  • Follow the Boulevard of the Allies eastbound

  • The Boulevard of the Allies becomes Panther Hollow Road

  • Turn right onto Greenfield Road and cross the Greenfield Bridge

  • Continue straight onto Ronald Street

  • Turn right onto Greenfield Avenue

  • Continue straight onto Second Avenue

  • Follow Second Avenue back to Bates Street

  • End detour

Northbound Route 885 (Second Avenue to Boulevard of the Allies):

  • Same detour in the opposite direction

Southbound Route 885 to Eastbound I-376:

  • Follow the Boulevard of the Allies eastbound

  • The Boulevard of the Allies becomes Panther Hollow Road

  • Turn right onto Greenfield Road and cross the Greenfield Bridge

  • Turn left onto Beechwood Boulevard

  • Turn left onto the ramp to Eastbound 376 toward Monroeville

  • End detour

Northbound Route 885 to Eastbound I-376:

  • Follow Second Avenue (Route 885) southbound

  • Continue straight onto Greenfield Avenue

  • Turn left onto Ronald Street

  • Turn right onto Beechwood Boulevard

  • Turn left onto the ramp to Eastbound 376 toward Monroeville

  • End detour

Westbound (Inbound) I-376 to Bates Street (Northbound 885):

  • Continue on westbound (inbound) I-376 past the closed exit

  • Take the Grant Street (Exit 71) off-ramp

  • From Grant Street, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies

  • Follow the Boulevard of the Allies back to Bates Street

  • End detour


Route 380, Baum Boulevard, Overnight Single-Lane Restriction To Begin On Monday, 6/1, and Continue Through Late July 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Baum Boulevard (Route 400/Route 380) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday night, June 1 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on Baum Boulevard between South Graham Street to South Highland Avenue weeknights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. through late July. Additionally, intersections through the corridor may be closed during work hours. Crews from Mele, Mele and Sons, Inc. will conduct trenching for a new water main.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For further information contact Daniel Cleary at 412-255-8800.


Route 837, East Carson Street Lane, Parking and Sidewalk Restrictions Set to Begin on Tuesday, 5/26, and Will Extend Through Early September 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing parking and sidewalk restrictions on East Carson Street (Route 837) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Tuesday, May 26 weather permitting.

Parking and sidewalk restrictions will occur on East Carson Street between 10th Street and 17th Street starting 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning around-the-clock through early September. Traffic will be maintained in each direction as crews conduct sidewalk and curb replacement work. Parking spaces will be limited temporarily near the various curbs crews are replacing.

Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor. The $16.31 million project includes milling and resurfacing, signage and signal upgrades, concrete pavement patching, drainage, guide rail, ADA ramps, curb and sidewalk, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction along the 2.5 mile stretch of East Carson Street between the Smithfield Street Bridge and 33rd Street. Additionally, pedestrian enhancement accommodations (including bump-outs, high visibility crosswalks, pedestrian countdown signals) will be incorporated.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

Additionally, to help keep motorists informed, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for East Carson Street traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to ymanyisha@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – East Carson Street” in the subject line.


Long Term Temporary Stop Discontinuance: Building Demolition at 3342 Fifth Avenue Leads to Long Term Temporary Relocation of Bus Stop at Fifth Avenue and Halket Street

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility & Infrastructure, at the request of contractors for Walnut Capital, at the site of the corner of the Fifth Avenue Bus Lane at Halket Street in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, have permitted the long term temporary discontinuance and relocation of the bus stop in the Fifth Avenue Bus Lane effective Monday, February 24, 2020.

The sidewalk adjacent to the bus lane and the stop will be closed, with the bus stop relocated so that multiple building demolitions along Fifth Avenue, Halket Street and Euler Way can occur in preparation for a new ten story development at 3342 Fifth Avenue.

The existing stop will go out of service at 6:00 AM on Monday morning, February 24, 2020, to be immediately replaced by a new temporary stop on the far side of the intersection of Fifth at Halket, upon contractor removal of temporary barricades at that location.

Other routes affected: 54 – North Side-Oakland-South Side, 75 – Ellsworth, 71A – Negley, 71B – Highland Park, 71C – Point Breeze, 71D – Hamilton


Parkway East Wall Reconstruction Project Causing Impacts to the Westbound Lanes of Second Avenue, Between Brady Street and the Armstrong Tunnel, and Bi-Directional Single Lane Operation on the Eastbound Lanes from Monday, 3/9, through Late November 2020

PennDOT District 11-0 and its prime contractor, Joseph B. Fay Company have announced that effective Monday, March 9, 2020 it will begin repair work on a wall holding the Parkway East (I-376 E) outbound or eastbound lanes that have been exhibiting concrete spalling and drainage for a number of years.

To provide an area for the contractor to safely work, the City of Pittsburgh is required to close all inbound (westbound lanes) of Second Avenue between Brady Street and the Armstrong Tunnels, with bi-directional single lane operation on the remaining outbound (eastbound) lanes between the South 10th Street Bridge and Brady Street. Once enacted on Monday morning, March 9, 2020 at approximately 7:00 AM, the lane changes will remain in effect until the completion of the project, slated for the end of November 2020.

Buses are scheduled to remain on regular route, maneuvering through the lane shifts, which have been narrowed and posted with a 15 MPH advisory restriction. However, during the project, it is anticipated that at times, those lanes may be blocked, requiring short term detours of buses in either or both directions. Detours provided here are to be utilize only when Second Avenue is closed and only upon issuance by Bus Traffic Operations or by a Road Operations Supervisor or Police Officer on the scene.

Other routes affected: 56 – Lincoln Place, 57 – Hazelwood, 58 – Greenfield, 52L – Homeville Limited, 53L – Homestead Park Limited, 56 – Lincoln Place, 57 – Hazelwood, 58 – Greenfield


Overnight Single-Lane Restrictions On Route 28 In Both Directions Begin Monday Night, 6/1, and Work Will Continue Through Spring 2021

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight single-lane restrictions on Route 28 in various municipalities in Allegheny County, will begin Monday night, June 1 weather permitting. Single-lane restrictions will occur on Route 28 in each direction between the Millvale (Exit 3B) interchange and the Highland Park Bridge weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. as crews begin drainage, inlet and barrier repair work.

Off-peak daylight and overnight lane restrictions, as well as weekend work, will occur on this $11.54 million improvement project. Milling and paving work will occur on Route 28 between the Millvale (Exit 3B) interchange in Shaler Township and the Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall (Exit 6) interchange in Sharpsburg Borough and O’Hara Township. Additional work includes bridge preservation work, reestablishment of existing slopes, concrete patching and overlay work, guide rail and drainage upgrades, utility adjustments, ITS installation, signing and pavement marking improvements, and other miscellaneous construction activities. The overall project is expected to conclude in the spring of 2021 and will be coordinated with other projects occurring on Route 28.

Please use caution when traveling through the work zone. Gulisek Construction, LLC is the prime contractor. Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 28 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.


Long-Term Closure: Two-and-a-Half Year (30 months) Closure of Waterfront Place Begins Thursday, 1/2, in Pittsburgh’s Strip District

A two-and-a-half-year closure of Waterfront Place in Pittsburgh’s Strip District is scheduled to begin on Thursday.

The closure was announced in late December by The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and The NRP Group, developers of Riverfront Landing II.

Waterfront Place will be closed to vehicles between 16th Street and 18th Street. According to a news release, during the closure, one half of the road will be obstructed for construction and the other half will be a corridor for pedestrian and bike traffic.

The news release also noted that all westbound vehicles traveling on Railroad Street/Waterfront Place will be detoured to Smallman Street at 21st Street. All eastbound vehicles traveling on Waterfront Place will be detoured to Smallman Street at 15th Street. The detours will have directional signage.

There will also be a protected corridor for pedestrian and bike traffic with jersey barriers and fencing in the area of the closure. Cyclists on either end of the closure will be directed to bike in the travel lane along with vehicle traffic. Pedestrians will be routed back onto the sidewalks.

The news release also noted that temporary periods of full closures for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic are possible during construction. Traffic will be detoured to Smallman Street or Penn Avenue during those times.

More information, including a map of to show area of safety concerns and detours, is available at this link.


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