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Eastbound I-376 Ramp to Forbes Avenue/Oakland Nightly Closure Begins Thursday Night in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the nightly closure of the eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) ramp to Forbes Avenue/Oakland in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will start Thursday night, October 5 weather permitting.

The ramp that carries traffic from eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) to Oakland/Forbes Avenue (Exit 72A) will close to traffic from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through late December. Crews will conduct milling and concrete deck overlay work. Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

  • From eastbound (outbound) I-376, continue past the closed ramp

  • Continue through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel

  • Take the ramp to Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77)

  • Bear right toward Swissvale

  • Turn left onto Monongahela Avenue

  • Turn left onto South Braddock Avenue

  • Take the ramp toward West 376

  • Follow westbound (inbound) I-376 through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel

  • Take the ramp to North 885 Oakland (Exit 73B) to Bates Street

  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)

  • Turn right onto Craft Avenue

  • End detour

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.

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 Please write “Subscribe – Boulevard of the Allies” in the subject line.

Motorists are advised to use caution. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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 1,000 traffic cameras.

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Contact: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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