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Single-Lane Alternating Traffic and Traffic Shifts Beginning on August 2 and Will Occur on Second Avenue Around-the-Clock Through December 1, 2021

PennDOT District 11 is announcing culvert restoration work on Route 885 (Second Avenue) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, August 2 weather permitting.

Starting 6 a.m. Monday traffic shifts and single-lane alternating traffic will occur on Second Avenue around-the-clock through Wednesday, December 1. Crews from Allison Park Contractors will conduct culvert restoration and sewer work on the behalf of PWSA.  Work will occur between Blair Street and Irvine Street.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For additional information contact Mike Burry at 724-443-7700.


Boulevard of the Allies Northbound (Inbound) Weekday & Weekend Lane Restrictions Will Continue Through Early December 

PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on the inbound (northbound) Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday, November 15 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur in the inbound direction of the Boulevard of the Allies between Van Braam Street and Marion Street weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through early December. Additionally, lane restrictions will occur on weekends from 8 p.m. Friday nights through 6 a.m. Monday mornings.

Crews from Mascaro Construction will conduct sidewalk placement work for the UPMC Vision Center. PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For additional information, contact Baily Keilbach at 412-529-0842.


Route 885, (Irvine Street/Second Avenue) Hazelwood Avenue, Improvement Work to Cause Lane Restrictions and Traffic Shifts Around-the-Clock Through Late December 2021

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing improvement work is underway on Route 885 (Irvine Street/Second Avenue) at Hazelwood Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

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


Two Month Closure Of Jumonville Street Between Forbes And Fifth Avenues for Duquesne Light Company to Complete Underground Utility Work from November 18 – Mid-January 2022

Port Authority has been informed of the upcoming closure of Jumonville Street in the Soho neighborhood of Pittsburgh in order for Duquesne Light Company to perform underground utility work beginning on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Jumonville Street will be closed between Forbes and Fifth Avenues on Thursday, November 18, 2021 between the hours of approximately 7:00 AM to around 5:00 PM weekdays for approximately two months.

Stops affected: Outbound 3249 Jumonville at Watson (3249) Discontinued; Outbound 3250 Fifth Avenue Bus Lane at Seneca (3250) Discontinued; Outbound 3251 Fifth Avenue Bus Lane at Moultrie (3251) Discontinued; Outbound Moultrie at Fifth Established

Routes affected: 71A – Negley71B – Highland Park71C – Point Breeze71D – Hamilton


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.


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.


Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.


Single-Lane Alternating Traffic and Traffic Shifts Beginning on August 2 and Will Occur on Second Avenue Around-the-Clock Through December 1, 2021

PennDOT District 11 is announcing culvert restoration work on Route 885 (Second Avenue) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, August 2 weather permitting.

Starting 6 a.m. Monday traffic shifts and single-lane alternating traffic will occur on Second Avenue around-the-clock through Wednesday, December 1. Crews from Allison Park Contractors will conduct culvert restoration and sewer work on the behalf of PWSA.  Work will occur between Blair Street and Irvine Street.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For additional information contact Mike Burry at 724-443-7700.


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.


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.


Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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