PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Between the Pirates game and Skyblast Saturday night and the Great Race on Sunday, a lot of people will be traveling into the city this weekend.
However, it could be difficult reaching your destination with some big construction projects.
A stretch of inbound Route 28 at the Millvale interchange will be closed for a second weekend in a row.
Restrictions go into effect at 8 p.m. and last until 5 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured and police will be on the scene to help.
“It’s always helpful to have traffic control officers manning the signals and trying to keep traffic moving, particularly when you have a detour of a major artery like Route. 28 down through a community like Millvale,” PennDOT District 11 Spokesman Jim Struzzi said.
You might as well get used to this closure. It’s tentatively scheduled to happen again October 5th through the 8th and then again the weekend following that.
Another area off limits for the next couple of days is the ramp connecting the Liberty Bridge to northbound I-579 Crosstown Blvd. Crews will be conducting wall repairs from 8 p.m.m Friday night to 6 a.m. Monday.
Crews will be making improvements on Route 19 between McFarland Road and the Parkway West.
“We’re going to be working from Friday night until approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, so we shouldn’t have any impact on traffic attending the Pirates game.”
If you’re traveling on I-79 this weekend, you may run into some tie-ups.
Just like last weekend, the highway will be reduced to single lane northbound between the Crafton/Route 60 interchange and the Neville Island Bridge.
The work will be one day only from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
“Allow yourself plenty of extra time to travel through that area and be sure to use all lanes to the merge point and merge nice and courteously with other motorists,” Struzzi said.
With a lot happening in and around the city this weekend, make sure to plan ahead.