Southbound Boulevard of the Allies Closed Over Weekend

It will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday night through 6 a.m Monday morning.

Ashley Funyak
October 04, 2019 - 1:36 pm
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PITTSBURGH, PA (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Milling and paving operations on southbound Route 885 (Boulevard of the Allies) will take place from Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th. 

The work will occur between I-579 Crosstown Boulevard/Liberty Bridge and the Birmingham Bridge from 8 p.m. Friday night through 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Southbound Boulevard of the Allies will be closed to traffic during the work. 

After the Penguin’s game on Saturday night, Southbound Boulevard of the Allies will reopen for approximately 90 minutes to allow a single-lane of traffic to pass and will close again once traffic has cleared. 

PennDot District 11 has issued several detours due to the road closure:

I-579 Crosstown Boulevard Ramp to the Boulevard of the Allies

  • From southbound I-579, take the ramp to 7th Avenue/6th Avenue
  • Stay left to the ramp to PPG Arena/6th Avenue
  • Continue straight toward 6th Avenue
  • Cross 6th Avenue and continue straight onto Ross Street
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Follow Forbes Avenue into Oakland
  • Turn right onto Craft Avenue
  • Follow Craft Avenue to Boulevard of the Allies
  • End detour

From Bedford Avenue to the Boulevard of the Allies

  • Turn onto Crawford Street
  • Turn right onto Centre Avenue
  • Turn right onto 6th Avenue
  • Turn left onto Ross Street
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Follow Forbes Avenue into Oakland
  • Turn right onto Craft Avenue
  • Follow Craft Avenue to Boulevard of the Allies
  • End detour

From Bigelow Boulevard to the Boulevard of the Allies

  • From Bigelow Boulevard, stay right to the ramp to PPG Arena/6th Avenue
  • Continue straight toward 6th Avenue
  • Cross 6th Avenue and continue straight onto Ross Street
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Follow Forbes Avenue into Oakland
  • Turn right onto Craft Avenue
  • Follow Craft Avenue to Boulevard of the Allies
  • End detour

For motorists continuing to I-376 (Parkway East) from Southbound I-579, Bedford Avenue, or Bigelow Boulevard

  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies
  • Turn right onto Bates Street
  • Turn left onto the ramp to East 376 toward Monroeville
  • End detour

From Liberty Bridge to the Boulevard of the Allies

  • From the Liberty Bridge, take the ramp toward Oakland/Monroeville /Boulevard of the Allies to 376 East
  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies
  • Continue on the Boulevard of the Allies to Wood Street
  • Turn left onto Wood Street
  • Continue straight and follow sign for 376 East toward Monroeville/Grant Street
  • Take the right-hand ramp to I-376
  • From eastbound I-376, take the ramp to Forbes Avenue/Oakland (Exit 72A)
  • Turn right onto Craft Avenue
  • Follow Craft Avenue to Boulevard of the Allies
  • End detour

A single-lane restriction will occur in the northbound lanes while the work is occurring.

The $7.08 million dollar project will be completed by Swank Construction Company, LLC.

PennDot is advising that drivers use caution while driving through the area. 

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