Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing daylight traffic stoppages on I-376 (Parkway East) and the Boulevard
of the Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will
occur Monday through Thursday, March 20-23 weather permitting.
stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur as needed on I-376 (Parkway East) in
both directions under the Birmingham Bridge and on the Boulevard of the Allies
in both directions between Hamlet Street and the Crosstown Boulevard from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. each day. Crews will conduct steel repairs and replace bridge pins
restrictions will occur on the Boulevard of the Allies between Hamlet Street
and the Crosstown Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Crews will
conduct bearing replacement 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
To help keep motorists
informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for
Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies traffic advisories and construction updates.
Enroll by sending email addresses to email@example.com.
Please write “Subscribe – Boulevard of the Allies” in the subject line.
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
1,000 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
CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
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