More orange barrels all around us

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

Check Wednesday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for all of the particulars about the upcoming West Carson Street reconstruction project, which will close the road to outbound traffic starting July 29 and continuing through late August 2015.

Overnight closures on the ramp from northbound South Braddock Avenue to the inbound Parkway East are continuing at 9 p.m. nightly through July 29, except Sundays. The ramp reopens at 5 a.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. weekends. The ramp from southbound South Braddock to the inbound parkway will remain open.


The next scheduled weekend closing of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel is July 26. Stay tuned for whether it’s inbound or outbound.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between Butler Valley (Exit 39) and Allegheny Valley (Exit 48) from 11:59 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday. The detour will follow Routes 8, 28 and 910 and Freeport Road. Crews will set beams for the new Middle Road bridge over the pike.

Crack and joint sealing operations on Route 48 will cause intermittent lane closures from Route 148 in White Oak to Route 22 in Monroeville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Monday.

Watch out for line painting on the Parkway West between the Fort Pitt Tunnels and Campbells Run Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Castle Shannon police recommend that you avoid Castle Shannon Boulevard from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday. Milling and paving will have traffic down to an alternating one-way pattern.

Transit note: Numerous Port Authority routes will have temporary detours in Downtown Pittsburgh and on the North Shore during a parade of Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix vehicles that starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Be prepared for delays.

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