Route 3069, West Liberty Avenue, Gas Line Work Begins Friday, 3/13, and Will Cause a Sing-Lane Restriction on Weekdays Through July 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing gas line work on Route 3069 (West Liberty Avenue) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Friday, March 13 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on northbound West Liberty Avenue at the intersection with Belle Isle Avenue weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through late July. Crews from Infrasource will conduct gas line installation work.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For further information contact Joe Gordon at 724-350-1194.

Port Authority Buses, Light Rail Service Detoured Around Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel Beginning Wednesday Morning, 1/8

Due to landslides caused by stormwater runoff, all Port Authority traffic will be detoured around the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel effective immediately. The Port Authority announced the news on Tuesday. A landslide is currently blocking the tracks.

Starting Wednesday morning, inbound light rail service will operate on the tracks that run through the Allentown neighborhood. The outbound light rail service will operate through the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel on the inbound tracks.

Riders traveling outbound from Station Square or South Hills Junction can board the rail from the inbound platforms. A rail shuttle will also run on the outbound platforms between Station Square to First Avenue Station. Riders should expect delays and know that some stops may be temporarily discontinued or not be served at this time.

More information will be provided about the length of this detour as Port Authority releases additional press release and detour updates.

Route 837, East Carson Street, Safety Improvement Project Pre-construction Work Underway and Will Continue Through the Start of Construction in Early April

PennDOT District 11 is announcing preparatory work on the East Carson Street (Route 837) Safety Improvement Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County is underway.

Crews are conducting preparatory work including survey control and inlet and utility markings along East Carson Street in various locations between the Smithfield Street Bridge and 33rd Street. During these pre-construction activities, traffic will not be impacted. Construction work on the project is anticipated to begin in early April.

Additional details on traffic restrictions will be provided prior to the start of physical work. PennDOT has received input from the City of Pittsburgh, South Side Community Council and local businesses prior to the construction process.

The $16.31 million project includes milling and resurfacing, signage and signal upgrades, concrete pavement patching, drainage, guide rail, ADA ramps, curb and sidewalk, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction along the 2.5 mile stretch of East Carson Street. Additionally, pedestrian enhancement accommodations (including bump-outs, high visibility crosswalks, pedestrian countdown signals) will be incorporated.

When physical work begins, traffic impacts will include daylight off-peak, overnight, and weekend lane restrictions. The overall project will conclude in the Spring 2022. Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 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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