PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight single-lane restrictions on the Boulevard of Allies (Route 885) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday night, March 11 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions and intermittent traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur on the Boulevard of the Allies in both directions between Hamlet Street and Jumonville Street weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late December. Crews will conduct expansion dam replacement work, bridge painting operations, concrete bridge deck and substructure repairs, and other miscellaneous construction activities.

Additionally, the ramp that carries traffic from eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) to Forbes Avenue will close to traffic as needed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through late December. Crews will conduct painting operations, bearing replacement work, and other miscellaneous bridge repairs and construction activities. All ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

  • From eastbound (outbound) I-376, continue past the closed ramp
  • Continue through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel
  • Take the ramp to Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77)
  • Bear right toward Swissvale
  • Turn left onto Monongahela Avenue
  • Turn left onto South Braddock Avenue
  • Take the ramp toward West 376
  • Follow westbound (inbound) I-376 through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel
  • Take the ramp to North 885 Oakland (Exit 73B) to Bates Street
  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Turn right onto Craft Avenue
  • End detour

Swank Construction Company, LLC is the prime contractor.

Work began in early 2022 on this $44.9 million project within the City of Pittsburgh at the I-376 Boulevard of the Allies/Liberty Bridge (Exit 72B) interchange. Preservation work on two mainline Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies bridges and several ramps at the interchange are included in the 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 various 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 which is expected to conclude in late 2024.

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