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

Construction of Duquesne Light Riazzi Substation In Oakland Will Cause a Single Lane Closure and Traffic Restrictions Through December 2020

Beginning on July 13, there will be a lane closure and traffic restrictions in the area as part of construction lasting for approximately 8 weeks. The southwest-bound lane of Boundary Street will be closed during working hours to those driving towards Joncaire Street. This closure is necessary to keep the public, as well as our employees and contractors safe as they work. At the start of every work shift, we will set up a work zone and traffic controls in accordance with city permits. As the day progresses, the work zone may shift, so please be aware of changes throughout the day. At the end of each work day, we will reopen the closed lane until the following work day.

Construction for the substation structure and property is expected to begin in December 2019 and to end in December 2020 – with some associated underground work in the area continuing through April of 2021. Traffic on Boundary and Joncaire streets may be impacted. We’re working to ensure this impact is as minimal as possible. The latest construction and traffic updates are below.

Background: The Riazzi Substation will be located at the corner of Boundary and Joncaire streets in Panther Hollow, set back from those roadways. A neighborhood with longstanding roots, Panther Hollow remains an appealing place to live, with convenient trail access, proximity to cultural and educational amenities, and homeowners who have called this corner of Oakland home for decades. Duquesne Light has an important role to play in the communities we serve; not least of which is to be a good, safe neighbor. The Riazzi Substation is more than critical infrastructure, it is an investment in the community. It will feature proven technology, industry-leading safety measures, and a façade that incorporates an aesthetic design to appeal visually to those passing by. Most important, this substation will enable Duquesne Light to continue to maintain reliable, affordable and safe delivery of energy to the residents and businesses in the area.

For more information about this project, visit the Duquesne Light’s Riazzi Substation project page.

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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