Route 885, Boulevard of the Allies, Ramp to Eastbound I-376 Restrictions in Place Monday and Tuesday, 4/6 – 4/7

PennDOT District 11 is announcing scupper cleaning activities on the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) ramp to eastbound I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday and Tuesday, April 6-7 weather permitting.

Shoulder closures and partial lane restrictions will occur as needed on the outbound Boulevard of the Allies ramp to eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. 

PennDOT crews will conduct the scupper cleaning work. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Major Water Main Break Spanning Fifth Avenue & The Fifth Avenue Bus Lane West Of Kirkpatrick Street and Causing Closures Beginning on Thursday 4/2 of Fifth Avenue and the Bus Lane Until Further Notice

A Major underground water main embedded under Fifth Avenue and the Fifth Avenue Bus Lane, slightly west or inbound of Kirkpatrick Street ruptured late Thursday morning, April 2, 2020, closing all lanes of Fifth Avenue and the bus lane until further notice.

Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority crews are on the scene and efforting repairs, which they and the closure will continue until the work is completed. Routes 54 North Side-Oakland-South Side, 75 Ellsworth, 81 Oak Hill and 83 Bedford Hill to and from the Birmingham Bridge are able to remain on regular route.

Other routes affected: 28X – Airport Flyer, 67 – Monroeville, 69 – Trafford, 61A – North Braddock, 61B – Braddock-Swissvale, 61C – McKeesport-Homestead, 61D – Murray, 71A – Negley, 71B – Highland Park, 71C – Point Breeze, 71D – Hamilton

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

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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