Transit advocates to invade Harrisburg

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

Pennsylvanians for Public Transit, a coalition that includes the local Pittsburghers for Public Transit, will sponsor a bus trip to Harrisburg on Tuesday to lobby lawmakers for more transportation funding. The group plans to visit every lawmaker to deliver pro-transit information.

Participants will board buses starting at 7 a.m. at Freedom Corner in the Hill District (Centre Avenue at Crawford Street) and under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, near Penn Avenue at 10th Street.

Those who want to go can register here.


roadworkaheadThe Route 28 northbound off-ramp to Delafield Avenue and the Delafield Avenue on-ramp to northbound Route 28 will close from 7 a.m. Tuesday through 3 p.m. Friday for concrete patching. Traffic will detour using the Fox Chapel interchange.
A section of Butler Street and Washington Boulevard will be milled and resurfaced starting Monday night, reducing traffic to one lane in both directions at 8 p.m. weeknights through June 28 from One Wild Place to Allegheny River Boulevard. Restrictions are lifted by 6 a.m. daily.

Connor Road in Mt. Lebanon and Bethel Park will be resurfaced from Route 88 to Sunridge Drive starting Monday, causing single-lane traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays through early August.

Lane restrictions on Duncan Avenue-Ferguson Road in McCandless will extend into daytime starting Monday. Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect between Babcock Boulevard and Thompson Run Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through mid-August. Overnight restrictions from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. will continue through August. Flag crews will control traffic and police will be posted at nearby intersections. Delays are likely in the area.

Lane closures are possible on the westbound side of the Jerome Street Bridge over the Youghiogheny River in McKeesport from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during gas line maintenance.

Inspection fo the ramp connecting southbound Interstate 579-Veterans Bridge to Bigelow Boulevard and Seventh Avenue will cause a lane closure from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday. The ramp will remain open.

Route 28 has been closed in both directions between Hoover Road and Baum Pump Station Road in Boggs, Armstrong County by a landslide in a work zone. A detour has been posted. The road is expected to reopen by June 21.

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