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Inner Southbound Lane Closure of the Homestead Grays Bridge to Occur Between May 7 – 9, 2022

The Department of Public Works announced today that the inner southbound lane of the Homestead Grays Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh and Homestead Borough will close from 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 to 6 a.m. on Monday, May 9. The closure is required for a deck repair.

During the closure, southbound traffic (Pittsburgh to Homestead) will be reduced to one lane, and drivers should expect to experience delays. Northbound traffic (Homestead to Pittsburgh) will not be impacted.

The $44,890 emergency project is being done by Pugliano Construction Co., Inc., of Pittsburgh.


Overnight Shoulder Closures on I-376 East, Between Exit 73B and Exit 73A, Beginning on May 16 and Continuing Through May 20

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight shoulder closures on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, May 16 weather permitting.

Shoulder closures will occur on inbound (westbound) I-376 between the North 885 Oakland (Exit 73B) and the South 885 Glenwood (Exit 73A) off-ramps. Crews will conduct test hole drilling work from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Saturday night, May 20.


Ramp Narrowing and Restriction on the Westbound I-376 Off-Ramp to Exit 73B to Accommodate Drilling Operations Beginning on May 9 and Continuing Through Late May 2022

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a restriction at the I-376 (Parkway East) Oakland (Route 885) off-ramp in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, May 9 weather permitting.

Ramp narrowing will occur on the westbound (inbound) I-376 (Parkway East) off-ramp to North 885 Oakland (Exit 73B) weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through late May. Crews from Allison Park Contractors will conduct mast arm drilling operations.


Irvine Street/Second Avenue (Route 885) at Hazelwood Avenue to Undergo Improvement Work That Results In Lane Restrictions and Traffic Shifts From March 7 Through Late May 2022

PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work on Route 885 (Irvine Street/Second Avenue) at Hazelwood Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, March 7 weather permitting.

Lane restrictions and traffic shifts will occur around-the-clock at the intersection of Route 885 with Hazelwood Avenue continuously through late May. Crews from Allison Park Contractors will conduct roadway widening, sidewalk and ADA ramp installation, drainage improvements, and signal upgrade work.


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.


Southbound Crossover on West Eighth Avenue to be Implemented at 7 AM on April 11 Between Neel Street & Seventh Avenue for Roadway Reconstruction and Drainage Work Through Late June 2022

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a crossover on Seventh Avenue/Eighth Avenue (Route 837) project in West Homestead Borough, Allegheny County will begin Monday, April 11 weather permitting.

A southbound crossover on West Eighth Avenue will be implemented Monday at approximately 7 a.m. between Neel Street and Seventh Avenue split through late June as crews perform roadway reconstruction and drainage work along the corridor. Traffic headed southbound on West Eighth Avenue will be crossed over utilizing a single 12-foot width westbound lane. Northbound traffic will be maintained using a single 12-foot width lane throughout the area. Additionally, parking will not be permitted in the active crossover area.

Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor. The full concrete reconstruction on this $5.72 million project stretches approximately one mile on Route 837 (Seventh Avenue/Eighth Avenue) between Neel Streel and the Glenwood Bridge interchange. During construction, the road will close in three separate locations, requiring detours along Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue until work concludes in the fall of 2022. The closures will not occur simultaneously.


Lane Restrictions and Traffic Shifts Set to Occur Around-the-Clock at the Intersection of Irvine Street/Second Avenue at Greenfield Avenue Through Late July 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work on Route 885 (Irvine Street/Second Avenue) at Greenfield Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, April 25 weather permitting.

Lane restrictions and traffic shifts will occur around-the-clock at the intersection of Route 885 with Greenfield Avenue continuously through late July.  Crews from Allison Park Contractors will conduct roadway widening, sidewalk replacement, and drainage improvements.


Single-Lane Restrictions and Shoulder Closures Will Occur on Second Avenue Between Both Entrances on Technology Drive Beginning on May 9 and Extending Through Early September 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on Second Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, May 9 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions and shoulder closures will occur on Second Avenue between both entrances of Technology Drive beginning at 9 a.m. Monday continuously through early September. Crews will conduct drainage upgrades and widening work. Allison Park Contractors are the prime contractor on this $7.62 million project.


Ramp Restrictions at I-376 Parkway East Boulevard of Allies Interchange Begins on April 4 and Will Continue on Weeknights Through Late December 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing ramp restrictions at the I-376 (Parkway East) Boulevard of Allies (Route 885) interchange in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday night, April 4 weather permitting.

Work will occur on the following ramps from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights through late December:

  • Boulevard of the Allies off-ramp to eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East). Restrictions include shoulder closures, short-term lane restrictions, and traffic stoppages.
  • Eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) off-ramp to Forbes Avenue. Restrictions include shoulder closures, short-term lane restrictions, and traffic stoppages.
  • Eastbound Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) between Jumonville Street to Forbes Avenue. Restrictions include nightly single-lane closures, short-term lane restrictions, and traffic stoppages.

Crews will conduct safety cable and overhang jack installation, parapet removal, expansion dam replacement, barrier repairs, and downspout work on each of the ramps. Work will not begin until two hours after the end of PPG Paints Arena events on eastbound Boulevard of the Allies and the ramp from the Boulevard of the Allies to outbound Parkway East.

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.


Single-Lane Restrictions, Shoulder Closures, and Intermittent Traffic Stoppages Will Occur on Second Avenue, Between Brady St & Technology Dr, Through Late December 2022

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on Second Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, May 2 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions, shoulder closures, and intermittent traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur on Second Avenue between Brady Street and Technology Drive through late December according to the following schedule:

  • Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nightly from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Crews will conduct paint containment installation work, bridge painting, steel repairs, expansion dam replacement, and other miscellaneous construction activities on the Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies bridges and associated ramps.

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.


Duquesne Light Pre-Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Work in Uptown, on Fifth and Forbes Avenue, to Extend from Mid-June 2021 Through Summer 2023

Duquesne Light will be working in conjunction with other local utilities, which also will be upgrading their respective infrastructure for the BRT system. DLC’s upgrades are part of a major investment to the reliability in the area aimed at fortifying electric capacity as the community’s needs grow. DLC will be replacing 2.5 miles of electric duct bank, 86,000 feet of outdated underground cables, more than 50 poles and at least 30 electrical circuits. While most of this work will not impact customers’ power, outages may be required. For more information about this project and to view the FAQs, visit Duquesne Light’s BRT project overview page.

Duquesne Light’s portion of this project is slated to begin mid-June 2021 and expected to be completed in the summer of 2023. Fifth and Forbes Avenues, between Grant Street and the Birmingham Bridge, will be affected by construction work during this time and PWSA is working to ensure this impact is as minimal as possible. The latest construction and traffic updates can be accessed here

During DLC’s upgrades for the BRT system, traffic flow will be restricted to a single lane through most active work sites. Work hours will be established to minimize impact to rush hour traffic, PPG Paints Arena events and other city events. Nighttime work will be conducted on Forbes Avenue near I-579 and at the Grant Street, Ross Street and Sixth Avenue intersections with Fifth Avenue.

While traffic can still navigate on Fifth and Forbes avenues, delays are expected. Those traveling through the area are encouraged to avoid construction areas by using I-376 and Centre Avenue as shown below.


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.


Beginning in Summer 2021 in Preparation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, Duquesne Light to Upgrade Infrastructure in Downtown, Uptown, and Hill District Neighborhoods Through Summer 2023

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is working to create a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that would streamline commutes for buses from Downtown Pittsburgh to the city’s eastern neighborhoods. In preparation for this, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) will be upgrading its infrastructure in areas on and around the route of the bus system. This work is part of DLC’s commitment to providing safe, reliable service to our customers in the Downtown, Uptown and Hill District neighborhoods.

Duquesne Light will be working in conjunction with other local utilities, which also will be upgrading their respective infrastructure for the BRT system. DLC’s upgrades are part of a major investment to the reliability in the area aimed at fortifying electric capacity as the community’s needs grow.

DLC will be replacing 2.5 miles of electric duct bank, 86,000 feet of outdated underground cables, more than 50 poles and at least 30 electrical circuits. While most of this work will not impact customers’ power, outages may be required.

Duquesne Light’s portion of this project is slated to begin mid-June 2021 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023. Fifth and Forbes avenues between Grant Street and the Birmingham Bridge will be affected by construction work during this time. An updated construction work schedule can be accessed here.

During DLC’s upgrades for the BRT system, traffic flow will be restricted to a single lane through most active work sites. Work hours will be established to minimize impact to rush hour traffic, PPG Paints Arena events and other city events. Nighttime work will be conducted on Forbes Avenue near I-579 and at the Grant Street, Ross Street and Sixth Avenue intersections with Fifth Avenue.

While traffic can still navigate on Fifth and Forbes avenues, delays are expected. Those traveling through the area are encouraged to avoid construction areas by using I-376 and Centre Avenue as shown below.

For your safety, please be advised that this is an active construction site and as such, there are workers, trucks and other equipment accessing the property and surrounding area. Please exercise caution as you travel through the area.


Reconstruction of the Fern Hollow Bridge Anticipated to Begin in Late April 2022 and is Expected to be Completed by Fall 2023

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s District 11 and City of Pittsburgh officials, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, are announcing that both design and construction efforts are underway to reconstruct and erect a structure along Forbes Avenue within the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. The structure, commonly referred to as the Fern Hollow Bridge, provides travel over Frick Park, Fern Hollow Creek, and Tranquil Trail.

Officials are outlining progress on the reconstruction just weeks after Governor Wolf signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency on January 28 and Mayor Ed Gainey issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency on January 30, 2022 due to the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge. The emergency declarations allowed the City to immediately turn the project over to PennDOT for management of the design and construction of the project and for the department to work with the Federal Highway Administration to utilize emergency procurement procedures and begin work within seven days of the collapse.

In order to expedite the replacement, the new structure will remain along the same roadway alignment and width and is anticipated to include four 10-foot-wide travel lanes, two-foot-wide shoulders on both sides, a five-foot-wide sidewalk, and a 10-foot 5-inch-wide shared use path on the southern side of the bridge. The entire project site is being evaluated for aesthetic treatments which are expected to include, but are not limited to, treatments to the concrete pier columns and bridge barriers, painting of the beams, a stream restoration plan, ornamental bridge lighting, and a site restoration plan with tree plantings to restore damaged areas.

Current detour in effect: Local drivers and residents should follow South Dallas to Penn Avenue to South Braddock.

HDR and Swank Construction were selected to design and construct the bridge through a Design Build partnership. To learn more about the bridge reconstruction project, access online comment forms (as they’re made available), and view site renderings, visit PennDOT’s Fern Hollow Bridge Project page.


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