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Southbound Route 837 East Carson Street Weekend Closure in Pittsburgh October 15-18


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 permitting.

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.

Posted Southbound Detour

  • 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 I-376/Oakland/Monroeville

  • Stay left toward Forbes Avenue/Oakland

  • 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 Bridge

  • Follow the bridge to East Carson Street

  • End detour

Two additional weekend closures are scheduled to occur on Southbound East Carson Street. Information will be provided closer to date.

Additionally, starting 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.

Golden Triangle 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 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 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 website.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Yasmeen Manyisha, 412-429-5044

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