Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing a southbound closure on East Carson Street (Route 837) in the City
of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Friday, October 15 weather
Southbound traffic on
East Carson Street will be detoured between Commerce Drive and the Smithfield
Street Bridge starting 8 p.m. Friday night, October 15 through 6 a.m. Monday
morning, October 18. Crews will perform pavement removal and replacement at the
intersection of East Carson Street and the Smithfield Street Bridge.
From southbound East Carson
Street, take the ramp to the Fort Pitt Bridge (I-376) eastbound (inbound)
Take the Boulevard of the
Allies/Liberty Avenue/PPG Arena exit (Exit 70A)
Stay to the right to continue
on the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
Continue straight onto the
Boulevard of the Allies ramp
Follow signs for eastbound
Stay left toward Forbes
Continue to bear left to stay
on the Boulevard of the Allies
Turn left on Craft Street
Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
Turn left onto the Birmingham
Follow the bridge to East
Two additional weekend
closures are scheduled to occur on Southbound East Carson Street. Information
will be provided closer to date.
Monday, October 18 nighttime single lane restrictions will occur on East Carson
Street between Smithfield Street and 14th
Street, weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Thursday, October 28. Crews
will perform electrical and roadway restoration work. Work will also require an
outbound closure of 10th Street
between Bingham Street and East Carson Street. Outbound traffic will be
detoured via 9th Street.
Construction is the prime contractor.
The $16.31 million
project includes milling and resurfacing, signage and signal upgrades, concrete
pavement patching, drainage, guide rail, ADA ramps, curb and sidewalk, pavement
markings and other miscellaneous construction along the 2.5 mile stretch of
East Carson Street between the Smithfield Street Bridge and 33rd Street. Additionally, pedestrian
enhancement accommodations (including bump-outs, high visibility crosswalks,
pedestrian countdown signals) will be incorporated.
Additionally, to help
keep motorists informed, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for
East Carson Street traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by
sending email addresses to email@example.com.
Please write “Subscribe – East Carson Street” in the subject line.
Motorists can check
conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter
conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com.
511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay
warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than
1,000 traffic cameras.
511PA is also
available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by
calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA
infrastructure in District 11 including completed work and
significant projects, is available at http://www.penndot.gov/D11Results. Find
PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.
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