Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

12/08/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/08/2023 09:38

Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Overnight Closures Continue Next Week in Pittsburgh

Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Overnight Closures Continue Next Week in Pittsburgh

12/08/2023

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Pittsburgh, PA - PennDOT District 11 is announcing ramp closures at the Boulevard of Allies/I-376 (Parkway East) interchange in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Thursday nights, December 11-14 weather permitting.

The following ramps will close to traffic each night:

  • Westbound (inbound) I-376 (Parkway East) to I-579 Boulevard of the Allies/Liberty Bridge (Exit 72B) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night

  • Northbound Boulevard of the Allies at the Birmingham Bridge from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night

Additionally, a single-lane restriction will occur on southbound Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

Crews will conduct concrete repairs, strip seal installation, line painting and other miscellaneous construction activities. Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

I-376 Westbound to the Boulevard of the Allies/Liberty Bridge

  • From westbound (inbound) I-376, continue past the closed ramp

  • Take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) left-hand off-ramp

  • Follow Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies

  • End detour

I-376 Westbound to Northbound I-579

  • From westbound (inbound) I-376, continue past the closed ramp

  • Take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) left-hand off-ramp

  • From Grant Street, turn right onto Seventh Avenue

  • Take the ramp to North 579/East 380 toward PPG Arena/Bigelow Boulevard

  • Take the left-hand ramp to North 579/East 380 toward Veterans Bridge/Bigelow Boulevard

  • Take the ramp to North 579 toward the Veterans Bridge

  • End detour

Northbound Boulevard of the Allies back to the Boulevard of the Allies/Liberty Bridge

  • From northbound Boulevard of the Allies, take the ramp to 376 West toward Downtown/Fort Pitt Bridge

  • From westbound (inbound) I-376, take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) left-hand off-ramp

  • Follow Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies

  • End detour

Nortbound Boulevard of the Allies to Northbound I-579

  • From northbound Boulevard of the Allies, take the ramp to 376 West toward Downtown/Fort Pitt Bridge

  • From westbound (inbound) I-376, take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) left-hand off-ramp

  • From Grant Street, turn right onto Seventh Avenue

  • Take the ramp to North 579/East 380 toward PPG Arena/Bigelow Boulevard

  • Take the left-hand ramp to North 579/East 380 toward Veterans Bridge/Bigelow Boulevard

  • Take the ramp to North 579 toward the Veterans Bridge

  • 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 [email protected]. 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 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 website.

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Information about infrastructure in District 11, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.gov/D11Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.

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Contact: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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