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.
Short-term traffic 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 and hangers.
Additionally, lane 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Subscribe – Boulevard of the Allies” in the subject line.
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