PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Parkway East closure that was planned for this weekend has been postponed by a week.

The stretch of interstate from Oakland to Squirrel Hill will now close next weekend, which will make the drive to Heinz Field for Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game a little easier.

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The Parkway East closure will now take place Friday, Dec. 11 at 11 p.m. through Monday, Dec. 14 at 6 a.m.

For a map of the closures and detours on the Parkway East, click here.

The Parkway West closures from Green Tree to Interstate 79 will go on as planned this week from Thursday through Sunday.

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Once this weekend’s work is over, weather-permitting, PennDOT says the Parkway West will be returned to its original configuration and the Carnegie interchange will be reopened.

“We’ll have the Parkway West in its final configuration from I-79 to the Fort Pitt Tunnel. We’ll have the Carnegie interchange completely opened,” said PennDOT District 11 spokesman Steve Cowan.

However, PennDOT also says some overnight closures will continue on the Parkway West through Christmas. Also, in the spring, there will have to be another weekend closure for final paving.

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