TRAFFIC: Lane closures on Birmingham Bridge start this morning
March 14, 2016 7:46 AM
Morning sunlight highlights the Pittsburgh skyline and the Birmingham Bridge.
Beginning today, the southbound side of the Birmingham Bridge will close to traffic to begin preservation work.
All southbound traffic will be shifted into the northbound lanes. The new configuration will consist of two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. Additionally, all bicycles and pedestrians will use the barrier protected northbound side of the bridge.
The on-ramp from Forbes Avenue to bridge will close, as will the southbound sidewalk. Detours will be posted.
Also, a section of Forbes Avenue will remain closed through March 18, so the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority can install a new 20-inch main on Forbes.
Forbes is closed from South Craig Street in Oakland to Morewood Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Crews have been working since the water main ruptured on Feb. 27.
Other traffic restrictions around the region:
Route 28 — Lane restrictions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., today and Tuesday. Today: Northbound Route 28 ramp to Fox Chapel Road/Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road (Exit 8); the Blawnox (Exit 9) interchange; the Cheswick/Springdale (Exit 12) interchange; Tuesday: Southbound Route 28 at the Highland Park/Aspinwall (Exit 6) interchange, and at the Butler (Exit 5) interchange.
I-376 / Parkway East — Single-lane restrictions in both directions from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. under the Liberty Bridge through April.
Route 19, McCandless -— Lane restriction beginning today on northbound Route 19 between Ingomar Road and the northbound McKnight Road ramp to northbound Route 19 (Perry Highway) through late May. Crews will conduct overhead bridge reconstruction work.
Golden Mile Highway/Route 286, Monroeville — Lane restrictions from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays through June 6 as needed in various locations between Route 22 and Old Frankstown Road for curb and sidewalk construction.
Federal Street, North Side — Closed from East Lacock Street to South Commons Street for trestle work.
Smithfield Street, Downtown — Northbound travel lane and parking lane closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues for the reconstruction of the Forbes Avenue and Smithfield Street intersection. The closure is expected to last six months.
Washington Pike/Route 3003, South Fayette — Detours posted for bridge replacement work over Coal Run. Drilling operations will occur on the bridge for shoring installation.
Birmingham Bridge — Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, the southbound side of the Birmingham Bridge will close to traffic to begin preservation work. All southbound traffic will be shifted into the northbound lanes. The new configuration will consist of two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. Additionally, all bicycles and pedestrians will use the barrier protected northbound side of the bridge.
The on-ramp from Forbes Avenue to the Birmingham Bridge will close, as will the southbound sidewalk. Detours will be posted.
Glenwood Bridge, Route 837 — Northbound lanes closed for long-term project to rehabilitate the roads, ramps and bridges around the Glenwood Bridge interchange in West Homestead and Hays. Traffic shifted into southbound lanes near the Whemco Building in West Homestead. Single-lane traffic in each direction will be maintained in the southbound lanes. Ramps closed: northbound Route 837 ramp to northbound Route 837/Carson Street; northbound Route 837 ramp to southbound Route 885/Glass Run Road/Mifflin Road; northbound ramp to northbound Route 885/Glenwood Bridge; and northbound ramp to southbound Route 837/Homestead.
Painters Run Road, Upper St. Clair — Closed 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.
Elizabeth Bridge — Single-lane restrictions in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays through March 18 in Elizabeth and West Elizabeth.
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.
Wabash Tunnel -- All vehicles can use the tunnel through August 2016.
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