Those heading to the University of Pittsburgh commencement on Sunday will want to be mindful of the many traffic traps that will be in place this weekend as PennDOT continues construction on the edges of Downtown Pittsburgh. The details are in Thursday's post here.
We're pleased to report that since our April 10 story on poor maintenance of the new Mon Wharf trail, much of the mud and debris from the March flooding has been cleared away and the path is once again walkable.
Highways won't be the only places with detours this weekend.
Port Authority has announced two detours on the Light Rail Transit system. On Saturday, a portion of the Red Line in Beechview will close from about 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to rail replacement. During the work, service to Red Line stops will be provided by a combination of detoured Red Line service, bus shuttles and local light rail shuttles. Red Line service will detour in both directions over the Overbrook line (where Blue Line T service operates), serving its normal stops Downtown, at Station Square and at South Hills Junction, then serving Boggs through Willow stations before continuing on its regular routing to South Hills Village. At Willow, riders can transfer to a local light rail shuttle that will operate in both directions between Overbrook Junction and Potomac. Bus shuttles will offer inbound and outbound service to riders who use Red Line stops between Station Square and Potomac, with shuttle stops located close to T stops. At Station Square, riders may transfer to buses or the T to continue into Downtown Pittsburgh. At Potomac, riders may transfer to the local light rail shuttle for service to stops between Kelton and Overbrook Junction.
On Sunday, all Downtown/North Shore T stations beyond Steel Plaza will be temporarily closed from the start of service until about 10 a.m. due to power supply work, affecting both Red Line and Blue Line. Inbound riders wishing to continue beyond Steel Plaza can pick up a special bus shuttle outside the station, which will make stops at all remaining Downtown and North Shore stations. Outbound riders at Allegheny, North Side, Gateway and Wood Street stations can pick up the bus shuttle to Steel Plaza, where they will be able to transfer to southbound T service.
The middle lanes on the outbound upper deck of the Fort Duquesne Bridge will be blocked from 10 p.m. today (Friday) to 2 a.m. Saturday for crash barrier repairs.
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