PITTSBURGH: Parkway East closed this weekend

PennDOT is reminding motorists about a closure of I-376 (Parkway East) in Pittsburgh that beginning Saturday morning, December 10 and running continuously through Monday morning, December 12.

The closure will occur from Saturday morning at 3 a.m. through Monday morning at 6 a.m. and is part of the City of Pittsburgh’s Greenfield Bridge reconstruction project.  Additional details, can be found below and on the City of Pittsburgh’s website http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/

This weekend will mark the final full closure of the Parkway East for the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge project. This closure is needed to finish tightening all the connections of the steel and complete the installation of metal decking on the new superstructure.

Posted detours will follow the same routes and patterns as previous Parkway East closures that took place during the bridge implosion in December 2015. Signage will be provided to direct motorists. Maps of the official detours are available here: Eastbound Detour Map ; Westbound Detour Map.

Off duty police officers will be directing traffic at key intersections to assist motorists along the detour routes and help minimize travel times.

Additional information can be found on the Oakland Transportation Management Association’s (OTMA) community outreach website (http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/).

Motorists are advised to use caution, allow extra travel time, and consider alternative routes if planning on traveling in the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before heading out.