TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

35 minutes ago

 A view of the Almono redevelopment site near Hazelwood from the 1980s with the Birmingham Bridge and Pittsburgh skyline in the background. Once a sprawling coke works, in recent years a consortium of some of the region's leading foundations has been working on proposals to build as many as 1,200 housing units and more than 2 million square feet of office and research and development space at the 178-acre site.

Pittsburgh seeking money for transit link between Oakland, Hazelwood development site

At first, rubber-tire shuttles would operate through the corridor, and they might be driverless.

about 8 hours ago

 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

about 19 hours ago

 Morning commuters faced traffic backups on the Parkway East inbound after a multi-vehicle crash at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp to I-579. At least two people were injured.

Four-car crash snarls rush-hour traffic on Parkway East

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp.

1 day ago

 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.

1 day ago

Residents concerned over cuts to Westmoreland County shared ride service

A lack of funding prompted the authority to scale back hours of operation this month.

1 day ago

Lane closure planned today and Monday on Route 28

Maintenance work will occur between the Highland Park Bridge exit and Delafield Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

2 days ago

Fireworks show to close Rachel Carson Bridge today

The 10-minute display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. The bridge was expected to reopen around 11 p.m.

1 day ago

Lanes closed again this weekend on Route 51 in South Hills

Traffic will be limited in both directions between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street and Mullooly Street and Lebanon Church Road.

1 day ago

Section of Brownsville Road in Whitehall closed for paving today

Work will occur until 4 p.m. between Provost Road and Route 51.

2 days ago

Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel, Parkway West to close this weekend

Reconstruction work will close the outbound Parkway West and Fort Pitt Tunnel from Friday night to 6 a.m. Monday morning, PennDOT announced.

2 days ago

 The average Pittsburgh commuter wasted 21 additional gallons of gasoline while stuck in traffic, study finds.

How much time and money does an average Pittsburgh commuter waste in traffic a year?

While Pittsburgh's numbers were bad, they were better than the national averages of 42 hours and $960 wasted in traffic.

2 days ago

PennDOT clarifies boundaries of Baum Boulevard closure

The westbound side is expected to remain closed around the clock for about three months, with traffic detoured via Liberty Avenue.

2 days ago

Freeport Road ramp to Route 28 to close tonight, Thursday night

A detour will be in effect from 9 each night until 5 a.m. the next day.

3 days ago

 Uber's app does not provide a tipping option, but if a passenger insists on tipping, Uber drivers are free to accept it.

Do you need to tip your Uber driver?

When it comes to tipping, some Uber drivers have started to take matters into their own hands.

4 days ago

Mifflin Road in Hays reopens today

Construction had closed the road between Doerrville Avenue and Lebanon Road.

4 days ago

Traffic to be restricted through Sept. 26 on South Park Road in Bethel Park

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Brightwood Road and Studebaker Street through Sept. 26.

4 days ago

Parkway West overnight closures planned starting tonight

The closures will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to the Interstate 79 interchange.

4 days ago

Gas prices continue to fall in Pittsburgh region

Last week, Pittsburgh-area drivers paid 3.7 cents less per gallon than the previous week at an average of $2.71 for a gallon of regular.

4 days ago

 More than 50 bridges in Allegheny County are among those scheduled to be replaced during the life of the program.

Private consortium begins bridge repairs in Allegheny County

The bridges are among 558 being replaced in an innovative public-private partnership.

5 days ago

 Edward Metka, a retired civil engineer, began collecting the streetcars in the 1980s.

Somerset County man wants to get streetcars back on track

Nostalgia alone doesn’t drive Ed Metka, who has collected 40 old streetcars in Windber and urges cities to return to using them.

6 days ago

Inbound Parkway West reopens for traffic

The North Shore will be awash in fans and traffic as the Steelers and Pirates both play at home.

5 days ago

Parkway East restrictions scheduled this morning

Work and restrictions will occur from 6 a.m. to noon.

1 week ago

Man struck by train on the South Side

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who was struck by a train on tracks along the Monongahela River near 19th

6 days ago

 A jetliner from US Airways taxis past another near the air traffic control tower at Pittsburgh International Airport in 2004.

US Airways passes over Pittsburgh in final ceremonial flight

The airline’s ceremonial final scheduled flight Oct. 16 will not land in Pittsburgh, the city that gave it its start.

1 week ago

Mifflin Road in Hays to reopen on Tuesday

It will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday but short-term intermittent stoppages are possible through Sept. 7.

1 week ago

 Crews worked on the eastbound ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge in June. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close the northbound lanes on the Bloomfield Bridge at 4 a.m. Monday.

Roadwork, arriving college students mean traffic headaches in Oakland

Oakland traffic will have to dodge several detours as students arrive and PennDOT moves ahead with construction.

1 week ago

Inbound Parkway West, Fort Pitt Tunnel to close tonight, Saturday night

The Parkway West closures will begin at 9 p.m. and end by 10 a.m. from the Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon exit through the tunnel.

1 week ago

Route 51 traffic restricted today, this weekend

Paving and other construction will cause lane closures in the South Hills and Bon Air.

1 week ago

Lanes to close on Parkway East in Monroeville today

Inspection of the bridge over Old William Penn Highway will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 week ago

Madison Avenue to be closed for part of today

The street will close at 4 a.m. and reopen by 2 p.m. from East Ohio Street to Spring Garden Avenue.

1 week ago

 Board member Matthew Barron called the pay-by-smartphone technology a "huge step forward."

Pittsburghers will soon be able to pay for parking with smartphones

The Parking Authority voted to contract with Parkmobile, which provides a smartphone application that consumers can download.

1 week ago

 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

Yellow Cab gets ‘partial victory’ on fare hikes

Yellow Cab’s president called the decision, which also approved increases in flag-drop and waiting-time charges, a partial victory.

1 week ago

Ravine Street in Munhall reopening early after bridge work

The road was closed May 27 for work on Homeville Bridge No. 4.

1 week ago

Bloomfield Bridge reopens to southbound traffic

The overall project is scheduled for completion in August 2016.

1 week ago

More closures scheduled for Parkway West

Detours caused by the $72.8 million parkway reconstruction project have caused major weekend delays this summer.

1 week ago

 The 7 percent hike in motor vehicle deaths in Pennsylvania was half as large as the nation’s estimated 14 percent rise, totaling 18,630 victims, according to the report.

Motor vehicle accidents on the rise in Pennsylvania, U.S.

Should the trend continue, motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S. for 2015 in could exceed 40,000 for the first time since 2007.

1 week ago

Route 28 ramp to Sharpsburg and Aspinwall to close overnight

The ramp, which carries traffic from both directions of Route 28, will close at 9 p.m. daily through Friday for maintenance.

1 week ago

Bridge repair to restrict traffic on southbound I-79 today

Crews will place barrier along the shoulder, which will be closed from 9 a.m. today until 6 p.m. Friday.

1 week ago

Lane closed on Rankin Bridge

Work on the Talbot Avenue ramp is part of the Carrie Furnace Connector Road project.

1 week ago

Overnight closures set for Parkway West inbound

The closures will take place from 9 p.m through 6 a.m. daily through Friday morning.

1 week ago

Closure to affect section of Washington Junction park-n-ride lot

A contractor will reconstruct half of the lot, then move to the other half.

1 week ago

Lane on Rankin Bridge to close for reconstruction work

The right-hand northbound lane will close at 9 a.m. so an island on the Talbot Avenue ramp can be reconstructed.

1 week ago

One injured in two-vehicle crash on I-79 in Washington County

The accident,on Interstate 79 near the South Strabane and Somerset Township border resulted in one person sent to Washington Hospital.

1 week ago

Carriers weigh routing oil trains around cities in Pennsylvania

The report listed 27 suggestions to tighten inspections of track and equipment along crude oil routes.

1 week ago

Accident kills man in Washington County

A Washington County man died Saturday night, a news release from the Washington County coroner's office said.

1 week ago

Castle Shannon Boulevard closure set to begin

A section of Castle Shannon Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon was scheduled to close for construction this morning.

1 week ago

Moon, Robinson will see traffic restrictions

Paving will restrict traffic on sections of Brodhead and Beaver Grade roads in Moon and Robinson starting today.

1 week ago

 The FAA is investigating an automation problem at the Leesburg, Va., air traffic center that has delayed or canceled a number of East Coast flights.

Some Pittsburgh flights delayed, canceled after Virginia air traffic center technical difficulties

Around 4 p.m., the FAA said the problem had been resolved, and that officials were working to lift any remaining orders to hold planes.

1 week ago

Parkway East inbound reopens after crash

Inbound traffic is now moving along the Parkway East, Downtown, after being rerouted to detour around an accident site.

1 week ago