Streets will be closed starting this morning Downtown and on the North Shore for a service honoring a slain K-9 dog killed in Wilkinsburg over the weekend.
Also, exits from Interstate 279 to the North Shore are expected to be closed for about 15 minutes beginning around 10:30 a.m. so the procession can pass.
On the North Shore, police will post “no parking” signs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on North Shore Drive from Casino Drive to Mazeroski Way and Art Rooney Way from North Shore Drive to Reedsdale Street to allow parking for those in the procession. Police plan to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction on North Shore Drive during the memorial.
The procession begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway in Wilkinsburg and proceeds Downtown.
The closures include:
▪ Liberty Avenue from the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway entrance to 11th Street
▪ 11th Street from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard
▪ Clemente Bridge from Fort Duquesne Boulevard to General Robinson Street
▪ General Robinson Street from Federal Street to Art Rooney Avenue
▪ Mazeroski Way from General Robinson Street to Reedsdale Street
▪ North Shore Drive from Reedsdale Street to Mazeroski Way
The delays and road closures are expected to last until around noon.
Other traffic restrictions:
Mon Wharf parking limited — Today and Friday because of high water on the Monongahela River as a result of rain and melting snow. The Pittsburgh Parking Authority said no parking will be permitted near the wall of planters close to the river. Parking is available on the rest of the wharf on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fort Duquesne Bridge — Left lane closed for utility repair work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. All ramps remain open.
I-70/ Fallowfield — Night-time alternating single-lane closures on Interstate 70 westbound between Exit 36 (Lover) and Exit 35 (Monongahela/Centerville) today and Friday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Interstate 579 ramp -- Lane and shoulder restrictions as needed on the I-579 ramp to northbound I-279/Parkway North, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through today. The ramp will remain open.
Painters Run Road, Upper St. Clair — Closed beginning Feb. 15 until late August for a road stabilization project. Two phases: between McMillan Road and Robb Hollow Road starting Monday; and then between Essen Hill and McMillan Road. The detour route will utilize Robb Hollow Road and Bower Hill Road.
Route 51 ramp to I-376 — Traffic shift southbound today and Friday on the ramp from southbound Route 51 to I-376 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Route 50, Bridgeville -- Water line replacement from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Chartiers Street and Bower Hill Road beginning tonight. Detours will be posted.
Liberty Bridge/Liberty Tunnel -- Single-lane restrictions inbound/northbound will occur as needed daily for survey work and platform installation on the bridge through early April; 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Saturday nights through Feb. 29.
Additionally, single-lane restrictions will occur on I-376 / Parkway East in both directions from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. under the Liberty Bridge. Restrictions will not occur until 2 hours after the end of a Penguins game.
East Carson Street -- Single-lane restriction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on East Carson Street between South 1st Street and South 3rd Street through Feb. 8. Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct painter platform installation on the Liberty Bridge above East Carson. Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.
Second Avenue -- Lane restrictions will occur on Second Avenue and Municipal Court Drive in the bridge area daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through early April.
Route 910/ Indiana Township -- A section of Route 910 in Indiana Township will be closed between Hill Top Road and Cove Run Road through October so crews can replace an overhead bridge, which carries Gibsonia Road/Route 910 over the Pennsylvania Turnpike at milepost 43.6. Detours will be posted. The 12-mile detour for cars will send vehicles from Saxonburg Boulevard to Harts Run Road, Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel Road, Guys Run Road and Locust Hill Road.
Trucks will be detoured from Saxonburg Boulevard to Harts Run Road, Route 8 and Route 28, a length of about 25 miles.
Wabash Tunnel -- All vehicles can use the tunnel through August 2016.
Birmingham Bridge -- Single-lane restrictions periodically throughout the winter in each direction of the bridge. At least two lanes will be maintained in each direction through the end of February.
Port Authority hearings:
The Port Authority will hold hearings on its proposal to change from a two-tier fare system to a flat $2.50 fee for riders using the Connectcard prepaid system and $2.75 for cash customers beginning Jan. 1.
▪ Downtown -- from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the William Penn Ballroom at the Omni William Penn Hotel, William Penn Place, Downtown.
▪ Oakland -- from 3 to 7 p.m. March 8 at the Connolly Ballroom inside Alumni Hall, Fifth and Lytton avenues.
Anyone who wants to speak for three minutes can register by calling 412-566-5187. Speakers using TTY can call 412-231-7007.
Written comments can be submitted Feb. 1 through March 31 at www.portauthority.org or by regular mail sent to Port Authority of Allegheny County, Attn: Fare Policy Proposal, 345 Sixth Ave. Third Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Pittsburgh -- To find out which streets have been treated during wintry weather, visit the city’s Snow Plow Tracker here.
PennDOT -- Statewide, the public can view the location of more than 500 PennDOT trucks along 40,000 miles of interstates and expressways via www.511PA.com. In October, the plow and contracted rental trucks that assist in snow removal were outfitted with technology as part of the Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system pilot program.