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Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Daylight Restrictions Start Wednesday in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing daylight lane restrictions on the Boulevard of Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Wednesday, September 28 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on the Boulevard of the Allies in both directions between Forbes Avenue and Jumonville Street weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through late December.  Intermittent traffic stoppages of 15 minutes may occur. Crews will conduct electrical relocation and field measurement work.

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.

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