Southbound Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Weekend Closure July 7-10 in Pittsburgh
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a full weekend closure of the Boulevard of Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night, July 7 through Monday morning, July 10 weather permitting.
The southbound (outbound) lanes of the Boulevard of the Allies will close to traffic between the Liberty Bridge and Jumonville Street from 9 p.m. Friday night continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning. Additionally, the southbound lanes will close to traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday night, July 6 through 5 a.m. Friday, July 7. Crews will conduct concrete expansion dam replacement, concrete bridge deck repairs, concrete substructure work, and miscellaneous construction activities.
All southbound lanes of the Boulevard of the Allies will be closed and detoured.
Posted Detours – Cars
I-579 Crosstown Boulevard Ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies
From Bedford Avenue to the Boulevard of the Allies
From Bigelow Boulevard to the Boulevard of the Allies
For motorists continuing to I-376 (Parkway East) from Southbound I-579, Bedford Avenue, or Bigelow Boulevard
From Liberty Bridge to the Boulevard of the Allies
Posted Detour – Trucks
All trucks should use the Fort Duquesne Bridge to eastbound I-376 (Parkway East). However, the following detour can be used if detour signs are missed.
I-579 Crosstown Boulevard Ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies
Preservation work on two mainline Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies bridges and several ramps at the interchange are included in this $35.41 million project. Work will include bridge deck repairs and overlays, expansion dam replacements, steel superstructure and substructure repairs, bearing replacements, full painting, concrete substructure repairs, downspout replacements, drainage repairs, signing and pavement parking upgrades and other miscellaneous construction activities. Motorists will encounter short term lane closures, night and weekend closures of the ramps and Route 885 in each direction, weekend lane restrictions, and overnight directional closures of I-376 Parkway East, long-term closures of Forbes Avenue, Brady Street, and ramps at the Birmingham Bridge. Short-term and weeknight lane closures of Second Avenue are also included throughout this multi-year project.
Inbound Fort Duquesne Bridge Closures this Weekend (5/12 & 5/13)
PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures of the inbound (southbound) I-279 Fort Duquesne Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday and Saturday night, May 12-13 weather permitting.
Crews will conduct the removal of existing pavement markings and installation of new durable pavement markings on the inbound (southbound) lower deck of the I-279 Fort Duquesne Bridge from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. each night. To allow this work to occur, the inbound Fort Duquesne Bridge will close to traffic. Motorists will be detoured.
Inbound (southbound) I-279 (Parkway North) to the Fort Duquesne Bridge
Southbound Route 65 to the Fort Duquesne Bridge
Weather impacts may require work to occur from 9 p.m. Sunday evening to 5 a.m. Monday morning with a closure of the Fort Duquesne Bridge. Information will be provided in advance of a closure Sunday evening.
Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge to Close to Traffic on Weekday Evenings Beginning on Monday, December 12, and Set to Extend Through Late February 2023
The Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced that today the Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekday nights – except during inclement weather – starting on Monday, December 12, 2022. The overnight closures, which are expected to last at least two months, are required for installation of enhanced lighting.
Traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, and Isabella Street. One sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians throughout the closure.
After work on the Rachel Carson Bridge is complete, crews will begin installing enhanced lighting on the Andy Warhol Bridge. That also will require overnight closures for at least two months. When a start date for overnight closures on the Andy Warhol Bridge is finalized, that information will be provided to the public via press release, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Allegheny Alerts.
Installation of enhanced lighting on the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge is anticipated to occur late next year. The bridge is currently closed for rehabilitation work, and it is not expected to reopen until December 2023.
Single-Lane Restriction on Southbound Route 28, Between Virginia Avenue Extension On-Ramp to South of Highland Park Bridge Southbound (Exit 6) Interchange, and Will Remain in Effect Until August 2023
PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane shift on southbound Route 28 in Aspinwall and Sharpsburg boroughs and O’Hara Township, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday, July 30 weather permitting.
Beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday, the current southbound Route 28 single-lane restriction between the Virginia Avenue Extension on-ramp to just south of the Highland Park Bridge southbound (Exit 6) interchange will shift from the left lane to right lane and is anticipated to remain until August 2023. Crews from Golden Triangle Construction, Inc. are relocating traffic onto the new pavement in order to reconstruct the existing pavement. Please allow extra time and use caution when traveling through the work zone.
To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 28 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to email@example.com. Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.
Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge to Close to All Traffic on February 14 for Rehabilitation & Will Remain Closed Through December 2023
The Department of Public Works announced today that the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh will close to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022. The closure, which is expected to end in December 2023, is
required for a $34.4 million bridge rehabilitation project.
Outbound vehicle traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, Sandusky Street, East Lacock Street, and Federal Street. Inbound vehicle traffic will be detoured using East General Robinson Street, Sandusky Street, the Andy Warhol Bridge, and Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured using Fort Duquesne Boulevard, the Andy Warhol Bridge, and Isabella Street. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail remain open near the bridge on the North Shore and Downtown for the duration of the project.
For additional information about this rehabilitation project, view Allegheny County’s recent press release.
Long-term closure of Rt 65 ramps to southbound I-79 at the Neville Island Bridge remains in place through early June – along with new safety improvements which have been implemented on southbound I-79 at the crossover location.
Wildwood Road Bridge long-term closure in Hampton Township through early November.
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