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Traffic Restrictions Saturday and Sunday, 11/16 – 11/17, for City of Pittsburgh Christmas Tree Delivery

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works is announcing traffic restrictions to facilitate the delivery and installation of the City–County Building’s annual Christmas Tree.

The following streets/lanes will be temporarily closed in order to secure, transport, and install the tree on Saturday, November 16, 2019:

The tree will be transported from Garfield Street in Springdale between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The escorted route will turn north onto Colfax Street, left onto Pittsburgh Street until it changes into Freeport Road. It will continue on Freeport Road into Harmar, and turn right onto Route 910 and take the on ramp to Southbound Route 28. It will follow Route 28 South and take Exit 1A to the Veterans Bridge, Route 579 South to the off ramp for 6th Avenue/Downtown. It will turn right on 6th Avenue and left on Grant Street to 414 Grant Street.

Drivers should expect delays and rolling closures as the tree is in transport. A single lane will be closed on Grant Street adjacent to the City–County Building between Fourth Avenue and Forbes Avenue from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 16 and 17, 2019.

Those with questions regarding the transport or traffic restriction may contact City Forester Lisa Ceoffe at 412-670-5072.


Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 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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