PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight closures of the southbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies) ramp to eastbound I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will resume weather permitting.
The closure of the southbound (outbound) Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies ramp to eastbound (outbound) I-376 Parkway East will occur weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the end of December. Crews will conduct concrete milling and a bridge deck overlay. Ramp traffic will be detoured.
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
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@example.com. Please write “Subscribe – Boulevard of the Allies” in the subject line.
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