NRA Convention Causes Traffic Tie-Ups
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With tens of thousands of people funneling into the city for the NRA Convention, drivers heading downtown are facing heavy delays.
This morning, there was gridlock along downtown streets, on the 10th Street Bypass and on other main roadways into the city.
An underpass at 10th Street underneath the David L. Lawrence Convention Center has also been blocked off, which added to the back-ups.
“All the parking lots are full. We may have to spin around forever,” said Frank Rook, a convention-goer who was stuck in traffic this morning.
Officials with the Pittsburgh police say they have assigned additional officers to the downtown area to assist with traffic control. They are also asking drivers traveling in the area to be patient.
Also, shuttle service to the convention center is being provided from parking lots on the North Shore.
Police say they will have additional officers posted in the downtown area during the rush hour to help move traffic as efficiently as possible.