PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Occupy Pittsburgh demonstration is set to flood the streets this Saturday, and that means there will be some closures to contend with in the city.
Crowds will be gathering at three locations including Freedom Corner, the City County Building and Market Square.
At 10 a.m., Centre Avenue between Protectory Place and Mario Lemieux Place will close. A closure will also be put in place at Crawford Avenue between Wylie Avenue and Foreside Place.
Those closures will last until demonstrators have cleared the Centre Avenue area.
Then, beginning at 11:15 a.m., the demonstration route will close. That route is expected to reopen around 3 p.m.
From 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., there will be rallies at Freedom corner, the City County Building Portico and Market Square.
Following the rallies, the march will get underway.
According to the Pittsburgh police, the march will start at Centre Avenue & Crawford Street. It will proceed down Centre Avenue and turn right onto Sixth Avenue. Next, they will turn left onto Ross Street, and pause for brief mini-rally at Mellon Operations Center, and then continue on Ross.
Demonstrators will then turn right onto Fourth Avenue, and then right onto Grant Street (northbound lane). They will pause for brief mini-rally at Citizens/BNY Mellon Tower before continuing on Grant Street and pausing for another brief mini-rally at UPMC Tower. They will continue on Grant Street and pause for a mini-rally at Federal Reserve Building.
Next, demonstrators will continue on Grant Street and pause for a brief mini-rally at Liberty Center/Federated Investors Tower. They will then turn left onto Liberty Avenue, and then left onto Wood Street and pause for brief mini-rally at One PNC Plaza. Lastly, demonstrators will turn right onto Fifth Avenue and left onto Market Street into Market Square.
There is also a list of roads where “No Parking” signs will be posted. They are:
- Crawford St between Bedford Ave & Foreside
- Centre Ave between Protectory Place & Sixth Ave
- Washington Place between Fifth & Centre (Church Side only)
- Chatham Pl
- Sixth Ave between Fifth & Grant
- Ross St between Third & Sixth Ave
- Fourth Ave between Smithfield & Ross St
- Forbes between Diamond & Cherry Way
- Fifth Ave between Sixth Ave & Smithfield
- Oliver between Wm Penn & Grant St
- Sixth Ave between Liberty & Grant St
- Seventh Ave between Liberty & Grant St
- Liberty Ave between Grant & Commonwealth Pl
- Wm Penn PL between Seventh Ave & Liberty Ave
- 10th St between Liberty & Penn Ave
- Smithfield between Seventh Ave & Liberty Ave
- 9th St between Liberty Ave & Penn Ave
- 8th St between Liberty Ave & Penn Ave
- 7th St between Liberty Ave & Penn Ave
- Sixth Ave between Liberty & Wood St
- 6th St between Liberty Ave & Penn Ave
- Forbes Ave between Wood St & Stanwix St
- All of Market Sq
- Graeme St
- Market St between 6th St and Market Square
- McMasters Way
- Fifth Ave between Wood St & Penn Ave