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I-376 Parkway East Overnight Lane Restrictions Continue this Week, 8/12 – 8/16, in the City of Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday through Friday nights, August 12-16 weather permitting.

I-376 will be reduced to a single-lane in each direction in various locations between the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.  Crews will conduct line striping, guide rail installation, barrier repairs, and platform removal work. Restrictions will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday nights.

Work will not begin in the outbound direction until one hour after the end of any Pirate home game. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.


I-376 Parkway East Overnight Lane Restrictions Continue Next Week, 8/19 – 8/23, in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight lane restrictions on I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday through Thursday nights, August 19-23 weather permitting.

I-376 will be reduced to a single-lane in each direction in various locations between the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.  Crews will conduct line striping, guide rail installation, barrier repairs, and platform removal work. Restrictions will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights. Work will not begin in the outbound direction until one hour after the end of any Pirate home game.

Additionally, concrete patching work will occur on I-376 in the inbound direction in the bathtub area between the Grant Street (Exit 71A) interchange and the Fort Pitt Bridge the weekend of Friday, August 23 to Monday, August 26.  Additional details on restrictions will be provided once the schedule is finalized. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.


Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Inspections Begin this Week, on 8/5, and will Continue through the End of August

PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities on the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, August 5 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for the bridge and ramp inspections. Crews from HDR Engineering and Sofis Company Inc will conduct inspection activities in the following locations: 

  • Southbound Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) ramp under the Birmingham Bridge toward Forbes Avenue/Oakland
  • Southbound Boulevard of the Allies ramp to eastbound I-376 (Parkway East)
  • Ramp from the Birmingham Bridge onto Forbes Avenue
  • Ramp from Forbes Avenue onto the Birmingham Bridge

Lane restrictions will not occur during local university move-in days.


Forbes Avenue Overnight Lane Restriction at Brady Street begins Monday, 4/8, in Pittsburgh and will Continue through Mid-November

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Forbes Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, April 8, weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction on Forbes Avenue at the Brady Street intersection will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday nights through mid-November as crews begin preparatory work on the ramp that carries the inbound Boulevard of the Allies to inbound I-376 (Parkway East). Lane restrictions may also occur from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights as needed. Additionally, flagging operations on Brady Street will occur at the intersections with Forbes Avenue and Second Avenue.  Flagging will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday nights and 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights as needed.

Additional work on this $10.19 million improvement project includes signal upgrades with full replacements at several intersections, ADA curb cut ramp installation, new signalized pedestrian crossing between South Bouquet Street and Bigelow Boulevard, and painted bike lanes between from Bigelow Boulevard to Margaret Morrison Street. Daytime, overnight, and weekend work will occur through this heavily traveled corridor. Lane restrictions will be implemented, however no work impacting traffic will occur during rush hour periods. The overall project will conclude in November 2019.

Traffic restriction information will be provided each week throughout the project. Additional details regarding lane restrictions will be provided prior to the beginning of major construction. More information can be found on the Oakland Transportation Management Association website at http://forbes.otmapgh.org.


Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Betterment Project begins Thursday Night, 7/11, and the Full Project will Extend through Late January 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) Betterment Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday night, July 11 weather permitting.

The $7.08 million project includes milling and resurfacing, concrete patching, minor structure repairs, traffic signal replacement at Bates Street, ADA curb ramp work, utility adjustments, and bicycle safe grate installation between the Liberty Bridge and Bates Street in Pittsburgh.

Work will begin with single-lane restrictions on the Boulevard of the Allies from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weeknights in the Oakland section between the Birmingham Bridge and Bates Street through early August. Additionally, daylight work requiring single-lane restrictions may occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

Construction activities will then shift to the area between the Birmingham Bridge and the ramps to the Crosstown Boulevard and Liberty Bridge.  Overnight and off-peak daylight lane restrictions will occur in this section. Additionally, two weekend closures for paving operations may occur. This work has not yet been scheduled. Information will be provided prior to any work occurring.

Swank Construction Company LLC is the prime contractor. Work will be coordinated with other projects located in the same vicinity. The overall project is anticipated to conclude by late January 2020. Please use caution while driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.


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