I-579 Ramp Closures Start Saturday For Cap Urban Connector Project Work

PennDOT crews will close the ramps from Bedford and 7th Avenues to Southbound I-579/Crosstown Blvd

Greg McAtee
January 03, 2020 - 2:59 pm
Cap Urban Connector Project

Allegheny County Sports and Exhibition Authority

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Work resumes on the Cap Urban Connector Project on Saturday, which means more more long-term ramp closures will come to to I-579. 

Beginning Saturday morning at 5 a.m., weather permitting, PennDOT crews will close the ramps from Bedford and 7th Avenues to Southbound I-579/Crosstown Blvd.

The next phase of consturction will involve building the last pier and columns, ramp drainage relocation and paving.

PennDOT has issued the following detours:

Bedford Avenue Ramp to Southbound I-579 (To Boulevard of the Allies/Eastbound I-376 - Cars)

  • From Bedford Avenue, take the ramp to 7th Avenue/Fort Pitt Bridge
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • Continue south on Grant Street
  • Take the ramp East I-376 toward Monroeville
  • End detour

Bedford Avenue Ramp to Southbound I-579 (To Boulevard of the Allies/Eastbound I-376 - Trucks)

  • From Bedford Avenue, turn left onto Crawford Street
  • Turn right onto Centre Avenue
  • Turn right onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto Wood Street
  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies
  • Take the ramp to East 376 toward Monroeville
  • End detour

Bedford Avenue Ramp to Southbound I-579 (To Liberty Bridge - Cars)

  • From Bedford Avenue, take the ramp to 7th Avenue/Fort Pitt Bridge
  • Turn left onto Grant Street
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue becomes the Crosstown Boulevard
  • Follow Crosstown Boulevard to the Liberty Bridge
  • End detour

Bedford Avenue Ramp to Southbound I-579 (To Liberty Bridge - Trucks)

  • From Bedford Avenue, turn left onto Crawford Street
  • Turn right onto Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue becomes the Crosstown Boulevard
  • Follow Crosstown Boulevard to the Liberty Bridge
  • End detour

7th Avenue Ramp to Southbound I-579 (To Boulevard of the Allies/Eastbound I-376 – Cars)

  • From 7th Avenue, take Grant Street southbound
  • Continue southbound on Grant Street
  • Take the ramp to East I-376 toward Monroeville
  • End detour

7th Avenue Ramp to Southbound I-579 (To Boulevard of the Allies/Eastbound I-376 – Trucks)

  • From 7th Avenue, take Grant Street southbound
  • Turn right onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto Wood Street
  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies
  • Take the ramp to East 376 toward Monroeville
  • End detour

7th Avenue Ramp to Southbound I-579 (To Liberty Bridge)

  • From 7th Avenue, take Grant Street southbound
  • Turn left onto 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue becomes the Crosstown Boulevard
  • Follow Crosstown Boulevard to the Liberty Bridge
  • End detour

A single-lane closure on southbound  I-579 will occur on Saturday, Janurary 4th  from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. to prepare for the Project's fifth phase.

All ramps are expected to reopen by May 23.

Ashley Funyak contributed to this article.