Traffic Advisory: Sept 28 to Oct 2
Greenfield Bridge Project: News from City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works:
Parkway East Westbound Closure and Eastbound Lane Restrictions this weekend for roadway improvements.
CLOSURE WESTBOUND (inbound):
The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works has announced that this weekend the Westbound (INBOUND) lanes of the Parkway East (I-376) will be closed in the vicinity of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge. These closures will require inbound traffic to detour off I-376 at the Wilkinsburg Exit. Local Traffic can proceed to the Edgewood Exit. In addition, the I-376 Westbound ramps from Edgewood/Regent Square and from Squirrel Hill will BE CLOSED.
The closures are scheduled for 9:00pm Friday, September 29 thru 5:00am Monday, October 2, 2017.
LANE RESTRICTIONS EASTBOUND (outbound):
Outbound lane restrictions are scheduled to begin Thursday night, September 28, 2017 in the same vicinity. It is anticipated that there will be two outbound lanes restricted both Thursday night at 9:00pm until Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00am, and Friday night at 9:00pm until Saturday, September 30, 2017 at noon. A single lane will then be restricted from Saturday at noon until Saturday evening.
These closures/restrictions are needed to complete roadway resurfacing of the Parkway East (I-376) inbound and outbound.
The detour routes will be the same as was in place for the previous closures. Signage will be provided to direct motorists.
The Westbound (Inbound) detour will begin at Wilkinsburg Exit 78B. Inbound traffic coming from the East will be directed to the posted detour starting at Exit 78B. Local traffic traveling Westbound will be able to use the Edgewood/Swissvale Exit 77 off-ramp.
The Edgewood/Swissvale and Squirrel Hill/Homestead on-ramps to I-376 inbound will also be closed.
Motorists seeking to proceed west toward downtown are advised to take Beacon off Murray Avenue to the Boulevard of the Allies and access I-376 westbound using the Boulevard of the Allies entrance ramp.
Maps of the official detours are available on the Oakland Transportation Management Association’s (OTMA) community outreach website (http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org)
Off-duty police will be monitoring key intersections to assist motorists along the detour route and to help minimize travel times.
Motorsits traveling from the East are encouraged to use the regional detour route via the SR 28 interchange to the PA Turnpike.
Motorists traveling from the west should expect delays and consider alternatie routes.
All construction work is weather permitting.
When traveling through the work area, drivers are advised to use caution and expect delays.