First Night celebration will cause many streets to be closed

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The 20th annual First Night celebration will cause street closures, parking restrictions and detours of bus routes in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

The following will be closed from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday:

Penn Avenue from Stanwix Street to 10th Street (the 10th Street intersection will be open); Fifth Avenue Extension from Fifth Avenue Place to Fort Duquesne Boulevard (garage accessible from Liberty Avenue); Seventh Street from Liberty Avenue to the entrance of Theatre Square Garage (garage accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard); Maddock Place from Penn Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard; Eighth Street and Tito Way from Liberty Avenue to the entrance to the Eighth and Penn parking lots (lots accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard); Ninth Street from Liberty Avenue to the Ninth and Penn Garage (garage accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard); Garrison Place from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne Blvd (parking lot accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard); Exchange Way from Ninth to Eighth streets (parking accessible from 10th Street); alleys leading into the area bounded by Penn Avenue, Liberty Avenue, Sixth Street and 10th Street.

Stanwix Street from Liberty Avenue to the block between Penn Avenue and Fort Duquesne Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday (garage accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard).

Sixth Street will close from 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

The EQT and Sixth and Penn parking garages must be entered and exited from Sixth Street; the garages will be inaccessible from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday.

The Andy Warhol Bridge will close from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 10th Street will be closed from 7:30 p.m. until the end of the FedEx Ground Parade.

Port Authority will operate a regular weekday schedule but advises riders who are attending First Night to check schedules beforehand, as not all routes operate after midnight.

More than 20 bus routes will be detoured in Downtown and on the North Shore because of street closures. Information is available at www.portauthority.org.

From 4 p.m. until the end of service on Tuesday, children under 12 can ride for free when accompanied by an adult wearing a First Night button.


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