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Boulevard of the Allies to Eastbound I-376 Weekend Ramp Closure in Pittsburgh July 12-15


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the southbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies) ramp to eastbound I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night through Monday morning, July 12-15 weather permitting.

The closure of the southbound (outbound) Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies ramp to eastbound (outbound) I-376 Parkway East will occur from 8 p.m. Friday night continuously through 6 a.m. Monday morning. Crews will conduct painting operations, bridge repair work, and miscellaneous construction activities. Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

Southbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies) to eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East)

  • Continue southbound on the Boulevard of the Allies past the closed ramp

  • Turn right onto Bates Street

  • Turn left onto the ramp to East 376 toward Monroeville

  • End detour

​Additionally, single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions on I-376 (Parkway East) from 9 p.m. Friday night continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning for steel repairs, pin and hanger replacements, and painting operations. Restrictions will occur in the following locations: 

  • Eastbound (outbound) between the Grant Street on-ramp and the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp

  • Westbound (inbound) between the Boulevard of the Allies/Liberty Bridge (Exit 72B) and the Second Avenue (Exit 71B) interchanges

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 can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, 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.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional X alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Contact: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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