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Southbound Bates Street Lane Restriction Begins Thursday, June 10, and Will Continue Through Late July 2021

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on southbound Route 885 (Bates Street) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday, June 10 weather permitting.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, a long-term single-lane restriction will occur on southbound Bates Street between Hodge Street and Second Avenue continuously through late July.  Crews from Allison Park Contractors will conduct abutment construction work.

Additionally, the sidewalk will close to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be able to use the closed lane of traffic.


I-376 Parkway East Lighting and Highway Sign Maintenance Work to Take Place Overnight Between July 25 and July 29

PennDOT District 11 is announcing highway sign maintenance work on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Sunday night, July 25 weather permitting.

Lighting maintenance work will occur in various locations on I-376 in both directions from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Thursday night, July 29. Crews from Bronder Technical Services, Inc. will conduct outage investigations and conduit and wire repairs. Single-lane restrictions will occur as needed on I-376 between the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.

Work will not begin in the outbound direction until one hour after the end of any Pirate home game.


 

Water Valve Replacement Work Set to Take Place in Various Locations of the City of Pittsburgh Between Monday, July 12, and Early August 2021

PennDOT District 11 is announcing water valve replacement work in various locations in City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, July 12 weather permitting.

Lane restrictions will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through early August in the following locations: 

  • Route 2108 Forbes Avenue at the intersection with South Dithridge Street
  • Route 2122 Butler Street at the intersection with Stanton Avenue
  • Route 2122 Butler Street at the intersection with McCandless Avenue

Work will not occur simultaneously in all three locations. Crews from Independent Enterprises, Inc. will conduct valve replacement work for PWSA.

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


Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Bridge and Ramp Inspections Begins July 26 and Will Continue As Needed on Weekdays Through Late August 2021

PennDOT District 11 is announcing bridge and ramp inspection activities on the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) near the Birmingham Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, July 26 weather permitting.

Single-lane and shoulder restrictions will occur as needed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through late August in the following locations:

  • Eastbound Boulevard of the Allies under the Birmingham Bridge

  • Eastbound Boulevard of the Allies ramp to eastbound (outbound) I-376 Parkway East

  • Birmingham Bridge on and off-ramps at Forbes Avenue

Crews from HDR and the Sofis Rigging Company will conduct the inspection work. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.


Fifth & Forbes PWSA Water Main Replacement Project Begins May 2021 and Will Be Competed by Late May 2022

This project – spanning across the Central Business District, Uptown, and Oakland – will replace over two miles of water mains on Forbes Avenue and Fifth Avenue. As part of this work, we will replace any lead service lines found when replacing the water mains. This project is currently in the planning phase and 90% designs have been completed.

Work is expected to begin May 2021 and be completed by May 2022, with a Monday-Friday schedule and variable work hours. Street will be restricted to one lane of traffic during work. Crews will work one block at a time. 

Water main replacement work will occur on the following streets: 

  • Forbes Avenue (Sixth Avenue – Brady Street)

  • Fifth Avenue (Sixth Avenue – Kirkpatrick Street)

PWSA’s project team joined the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) and Uptown Partners on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to discuss the water main replacement work. To view the presentation, click here.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about the project, please reach out to PWSA’s Construction Communications Project Manager, Mora McLaughlin, at mmclaughlin@pgh2o.com.


Long-Term Closure: Two-and-a-Half Year (30 months) Closure of Waterfront Place Begins January 2020 and Will Continue Through Summer 2023

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.


Fifth & Forbes PWSA Water Main Replacement Project Begins May 2021 and Will Be Competed by Late May 2022

This project – spanning across the Central Business District, Uptown, and Oakland – will replace over two miles of water mains on Forbes Avenue and Fifth Avenue. As part of this work, we will replace any lead service lines found when replacing the water mains. This project is currently in the planning phase and 90% designs have been completed.

Work is expected to begin May 2021 and be completed by May 2022, with a Monday-Friday schedule and variable work hours. Street will be restricted to one lane of traffic during work. Crews will work one block at a time. 

Water main replacement work will occur on the following streets: 

  • Forbes Avenue (Sixth Avenue – Brady Street)

  • Fifth Avenue (Sixth Avenue – Kirkpatrick Street)

PWSA’s project team joined the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) and Uptown Partners on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to discuss the water main replacement work. To view the presentation, click here.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about the project, please reach out to PWSA’s Construction Communications Project Manager, Mora McLaughlin, at mmclaughlin@pgh2o.com.


Long-Term Closure: Two-and-a-Half Year (30 months) Closure of Waterfront Place Begins January 2020 and Will Continue Through Summer 2023

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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