PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Work will continue on the Parkway West and at the Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend, which means traffic restrictions will be in place.

According to PennDOT, the inbound side of the tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday through 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

Crews will be milling and paving the tunnel.

The inbound side of the tunnel and Parkway West will re-open between 5:15 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday to accommodate evening traffic.

At 9 p.m. Saturday, the inbound side of the tunnel will close again along with the inbound side of the Parkway West starting at the Interstate 79 interchange.

Milling and paving work will continue, along with sign installation and line painting.

The Parkway and tunnel will re-open at 6 a.m. Monday.

The following detours will be in effect:

Posted Eastbound Fort Pitt Tunnel Detour Route (Friday night 8 p.m. to Saturday at 5:15 p.m.)

  • From eastbound I-376 (Parkway West) take the ramp to North US 19/Route 51 West End (Exit 69C)
  • Follow northbound Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard)
  • Exit toward Route 837
  • Stay in right lane to South Route 837/East I-376
  • Continue on southbound Route 837 (West Carson Street)
  • Take the ramp to East I-376/North I-279 onto the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • End detour

Posted Eastbound Detour Route Between I-79 and Fort Pitt Bridge (Saturday night 9 p.m. to Monday morning at 6 a.m.)

  • Motorists will exit I-376 at the I-79 south (Exit 64A) interchange towards Washington
  • Follow I-79 south to the Carnegie (Exit 57) interchange off-ramp
  • At the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto West Main Street
  • West Main Street becomes Mansfield Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Chestnut Street
  • Turn left onto East Main Street
  • East Main Street becomes Noblestown Road
  • Turn right onto Mansfield Avenue
  • Turn left onto Greentree Road
  • Greentree Road becomes Wabash Street
  • Turn right onto South Main Street
  • Turn right onto southbound Route 837 (West Carson Street)
  • Take the ramp to East I-376/North I-279 onto the Fort Pitt Bridge
  • End detour

Significant traffic delays are expected and motorists are being advised to allow for extra time to reach their destinations.

For more information, visit PennDOT’s website.

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