PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of westbound (inbound) I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night, June 14 through Monday morning, June 17 weather permitting.

A full closure of the inbound Parkway East will occur between the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) off-ramp and the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp to westbound I-376 from 9 p.m. Friday night continually through 5 a.m. Monday morning. All traffic will be detoured. Motorists can use the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) or Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) detour routes.  All trucks will be detoured at the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) interchange.

Posted Detours (See Attached Map)

Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B)

Cars and ALL TRUCKS

  • From westbound (inbound) I-376, take the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) off-ramp
  • Follow Route 8 (Ardmore Boulevard) northbound
  • Ardmore Boulevard becomes Penn Avenue
  • Follow Penn Avenue to Fifth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Take the ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) toward 376 West
  • From the Boulevard of the Allies, take the ramp to 376 West toward Downtown
  • Merge onto westbound I-376
  • End detour

Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77)

Cars only

  • From westbound (inbound) I-376, take the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) off-ramp
  • Turn right onto South Braddock Avenue
  • Turn left onto Penn Avenue (Route 8)
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Take the ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) toward 376 West
  • From the Boulevard of the Allies, take the ramp to 376 West toward Downtown
  • Merge onto westbound I-376
  • End detour

Additional weekend restrictions include:

  • A single-lane restriction on westbound I-376 between the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and the Oakland (Exit 73B) off-ramp will occur from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday night.
  • The on-ramps from Forward Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard to westbound I-376 at the Squirrel Hill/Homestead (Exit 74) interchange will be brought to a stop condition beginning at 7 p.m. Friday night. Crews will begin implementing the detour route at that time. The ramps will close to traffic once the detour signs are in place. The ramps will remain closed through 5 a.m. Monday morning.
  • The on-ramps from Ardmore Boulevard (Route 8) to westbound I-376 at the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) interchange will close to traffic at 9 p.m. Friday night through 5 a.m. Monday morning.
  • The on-ramps from South Braddock Avenue and West Swissvale Avenue to westbound I-376 at the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) interchange will close to traffic at 9 p.m. Friday night through 5 a.m. Monday morning.
  • Eastbound New Street at the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) interchange will close to traffic at Garland Street

Posted Detours

Forward Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard Ramps to Westbound I-376

  • From Beechwood Boulevard, take the ramp to 376 East
  • From eastbound I-376, take the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) off-ramp
  • Bear left toward Edgewood
  • Bear left toward Braddock Avenue
  • From South Braddock Avenue, turn left onto Penn Avenue (Route 8)
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Take the ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) toward 376 West
  • From the Boulevard of the Allies, take the ramp to 376 West toward Downtown
  • Merge onto westbound I-376
  • End detour

(Truck traffic will need to continue eastbound on I-376 to the Wilkinsburg (Exit 78B) interchange

Westbound Route 30/8 (Lincoln Highway/Ardmore Boulevard) Ramps to Westbound I-376

  • Continue northbound on Route 8 (Ardmore Boulevard) past the closed ramps
  • Ardmore Boulevard becomes Penn Avenue
  • Follow Penn Avenue to Fifth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Take the ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) toward 376 West
  • From the Boulevard of the Allies, take the ramp to 376 West toward Downtown
  • Merge onto westbound I-376
  • End detour

(Motorists on southbound Ardmore Boulevard can take the ramp to eastbound I-376, to Greensburg Pike (Exit 79A) to Penn Avenue)

West Swissvale Avenue to Westbound I-376

  • From West Swissvale Avenue, bear left on the ramp toward Monroeville/Swissvale
  • Turn right onto South Braddock Avenue
  • Turn left onto Penn Avenue (Route 8)
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Take the ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) toward 376 West
  • From the Boulevard of the Allies, take the ramp to 376 West toward Downtown
  • Merge onto westbound I-376
  • End detour

Police will assist motorists at key intersections on the detour routes.

Alternate Routes

Motorists should consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time during this closure.

To avoid potential lengthy delays on the posted detour routes, PennDOT also suggests taking the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Monroeville to the Allegheny Valley (Exit 48 – New Kensington/Pittsburgh) interchange and following southbound Route 28 to downtown Pittsburgh.

Travelers may also consider taking the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Monroeville to the Cranberry (Exit 28 – Pittsburgh/Erie) interchange. Motorists heading into Pittsburgh can follow southbound I-79 to southbound I-279 (Parkway North).  Motorists heading to the Pittsburgh International Airport or points west of Pittsburgh can follow southbound I-79 to I-376 (Parkway West).

Motorists south of I-376 are encouraged to use alternate routes such as Second Avenue or Route 837 into the City of Pittsburgh.

No work will occur in the outbound direction of the Parkway East this weekend. A full closure of outbound (eastbound) I-376 is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of June 28-July 1. Additional details will be provided prior to the closure occurring.

Crews from Swank Construction will conduct expansion dam replacement, ramp paving, roadway grinding in the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, guide rail improvements, approach slab work, line painting, and drainage work.

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