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Route 885 Traffic Signal Upgrade Work Begins On September 21 and Will Continue Through the End of September 2021

​PennDOT District 11 is announcing traffic signal upgrade work on Route 885 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Tuesday, September 21 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions and traffic shifts will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through the end of September at the intersection of Greenfield Avenue, Saline Street, and Irvine Street. Flaggers will assist motorists through the intersection.

Crews from Allison Park Contractors will conduct signal, pedestrian signal, and radar detector upgrade work.


Single-Lane Alternating Traffic and Traffic Shifts Beginning on August 2 and are 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.


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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