PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A weekend closure of the westbound lanes of the Parkway East is set to begin Friday night.
The closures in the vicinity of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and Greenfield Bridge are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. They will last no later than 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2.
KDKA’s Christine D’Antonio Reports —
Outbound lane restrictions are also scheduled to begin Friday night at 9 p.m. Those will wrap up by Saturday, Sept. 30, at noon. It will be followed by a single lane restriction from Saturday at noon until Saturday evening.
The official detour for drivers using the westbound Parkway East will take them through Wilkinsburg to 5th Avenue through Oakland, and back on the Parkway at the Boulevard of the Allies. Police will be monitoring key intersections in an effort to keep things moving.
For a map and details of the westbound detour, click here.
Fans going to the Pitt football game and coming from the east may want to consider using Route 28 to get into the city.
The closures and restrictions are needed to complete roadway resurfacing.
City of Pittsburgh Chief Operations Manager Guy Costa tells the “KDKA Morning News” the work on the Parkway East is to make repairs to the road surface that was damaged by the demolition of the old Greenfield Bridge.
Costa says you can get off at the Edgewood-Swissvale exit but it isn’t a part of the official detour.
“If we made the official detour Edgewood-Swissvale with the Regent Square Area and Edgewood area and the Swissvale area, the traffic wouldn’t accommodate it,” said Costa.
For more traffic information, check 511pa.com.