Forbes Avenue Weekend Closures April 12-13 Between Birmingham Bridge and Craft Avenue, Detours Posted

Forbes Avenue will close to traffic between Brady Street at the Birmingham Bridge to Craft Avenue from 8 p.m. Friday night through approximately 8 p.m. Saturday night (weather permitting) as crews from Gulisek Construction and Lindy Paving conduct milling and paving operations.

Additionally, the following ramp will close according to the following schedule:

  • The eastbound Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies ramp to Forbes Avenue will close to traffic from 8 p.m. Friday night to approximately 8 p.m. Saturday night. Motorists traveling from Pittsburgh will use the ramp from eastbound I-376 to Forbes Avenue/Oakland (Exit 72A). A single-lane of traffic on Forbes Avenue will be maintained from the I-376 ramp to Craft Avenue.

  • The eastbound I-376 off-ramp to Forbes Avenue/Oakland (Exit 72A) will remain open this weekend.

 

Note: Rolling closures may extend through 6am Monday morning (weather permitting).

 

Posted Detours (Download Detour Maps)

Forbes Avenue from Downtown Pittsburgh:

  • From downtown Pittsburgh, take Forbes Avenue to the Armstrong Tunnel

  • Turn right into the tunnel and follow to Second Avenue

  • Turn left onto Second Avenue and follow to Bates Street

  • Turn left onto Bates Street and follow to the Boulevard of the Allies

  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies and follow to Craft Avenue

  • Turn right onto Craft Avenue and follow to Forbes Avenue

  • End detour

Forbes Avenue from Point of Closure:

  • From Forbes Avenue, take the ramp to the Birmingham Bridge

  • Cross the Birmingham Bridge and turn left onto Route 837 (East Carson Street)

  • From East Carson Street turn left onto Hot Metal Street

  • Follow Hot Metal Street to Second Avenue

  • Turn left on Second Avenue and follow to Bates Street

  • Turn right onto Bates Street and follow to the Boulevard of the Allies

  • Turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies and follow to Craft Avenue

  • Turn right onto Craft Avenue and follow to Forbes Avenue

  • End detour

Southbound Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies Off-Ramp to Forbes Avenue:

  • Continue southbound on the Boulevard of the Allies past the closed ramp to Craft Avenue

  • Turn left onto Craft Avenue and follow to Forbes Avenue

  • End detour

Additional work on this $10.19 million improvement project includes signal upgrades with full replacements at several intersections, ADA curb cut ramp installation, new signalized pedestrian crossing between South Bouquet Street and Bigelow Boulevard, and painted bike lanes between from Bigelow Boulevard to Margaret Morrison Street. Daytime, overnight, and weekend work will occur through this heavily traveled corridor. Lane restrictions will be implemented, however no work impacting traffic will occur during rush hour periods. The overall project will conclude in November 2018.

Traffic restriction information will be provided each week throughout the project. Additional details regarding lane restrictions will be provided prior to the beginning of major construction.

More information can be found on the dedicated Forbes Avenue Betterment Project project website at http://forbes.otmapgh.org.


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