NOTICE: The Pocusset Street connect to Schenley park at the Greenfield Bridge will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Greenfield Bridge Press & Media Coverage

September 14, 2017

Traffic Advisory

Parkway East Inbound Overnight Lane Restrictions Scheduled For Friday Night, Saturday Morning

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works advises that overnight lane restrictions of the inbound lanes of I-376 East (Parkway East) in the vicinity of the Greenfield Bridge/Squirrel Hill Tunnel will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017, and last until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

During the overnight hours, inbound traffic on the Parkway East will be reduced from two lanes to one lane and the I-376 Squirrel Hill west bound entrance ramp will be closed.

The single lane restrictions will begin as inbound motorists approach the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and end shortly after motorists pass under the Greenfield Bridge. Inbound ramp traffic be will rerouted via a posted detour.

The exit ramp immediately after passing through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel when traveling inbound (to Squirrel Hill and Homestead) will remain open as well as all other outbound exits and entrances for the Parkway East.

All overnight lane restrictions have been approved by PennDOT. The restrictions are necessary to allow Mosites Construction Company, the project contractor, to mill and pave the road surface. All construction work is weather permitting.

When traveling through the work area, motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays.

The work is being performed by Mosites Construction Company.

Questions concerning the overnight restrictions should be directed to Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at (412) 292-7265, or via e-mail to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.

 

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September 5, 2017

Traffic Advisory

UPDATE: Parkway East Inbound Overnight Lane Restrictions Update

Pittsburgh, PA - The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works has announced the following update to overnight lane restrictions of the inbound lanes of I-376 East (Parkway East) in the vicinity of the Greenfield Bridge. Overnight lane restrictions will again take place tonightTuesday, September 5, 2017, from 9:00 p.m., until Wednesday, September 6, at 5:00 a.m.

During the overnight hours listed above, inbound traffic on the Parkway East will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. The single lane restrictions will begin as inbound motorists approach the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and end shortly after motorists pass under the Greenfield Bridge.

Additionally, the Squirrel Hill entrance ramp to I-376 Parkway East inbound will be closed. Inbound ramp traffic will rerouted via a posted detour.

The exit ramp immediately after passing through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel inbound (to Squirrel Hill and Homestead) will remain open as well as all other outbound exits and entrances for the Parkway East.   

All overnight lane restrictions have been approved by PennDOT.

The restrictions are necessary to allow Mosites Construction Company, the project contractor, to paint the overhead arches of the Greenfield Bridge. All construction work is weather permitting.

When traveling through the work area, drivers are advised to use caution and expect delays.

The work is being performed by Mosites Construction Company. Questions concerning the overnight restrictions should be directed to Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at (412) 292-7265, or via e-mail to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.  

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August 30, 2017

Traffic Advisory

Painting Of Overhead Arch Of the Greenfield Bridge

Parkway East Inbound Lane Restrictions

Overnight lane restrictions will now take place from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. this week.

Pittsburgh, PA - The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works has announced the following continuation of the overnight lane restrictions on I-376 East (Parkway East) in the vicinity of the Greenfield Bridge:

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. until Friday, September 1, until 5:00 a.m
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. until Friday, September 1, until 5:00 a.m.
  • Friday, September 1, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. until Saturday, September 2, until 5:00 a.m. 

During the overnight hours listed above, the Parkway East inbound lane closures will be reduced from two to one lane before entering the Squirrel Hill Tunnels and end shortly after passing under the bridge.  

In addition, the Squirrel Hill entrance ramp to I-376 Parkway East inbound will be closed. Inbound ramp traffic will be detoured via a posted detour similar to that used in previous ramp closures. 

Access to the exit ramp from the Squirrel Hill Tunnel to Squirrel Hill and Homestead will remain open as well as all outbound exits and entrances for the Parkway East.  All overnight lane restrictions have been approved by PennDOT.

The closure is necessary to allow Mosites Construction Company, the project contractor, to paint the overhead arches of the Greenfield Bridge. All construction work is weather permitting.

When travelling through the work area, drivers are advised to use caution and expect delays.

The work is being performed by Mosites Construction Company.

Questions concerning the overnight restrictions should be directed to Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at (412) 292-7265, or via e-mail to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.  

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August 24, 2017

Traffic Advisory

Parkway East Partial Closure of Outbound Lanes 

Painting of Overhead Arch of the Greenfield Bridge

Pittsburgh, PA - The Department of Public Works advises that the two left outbound lanes of the Parkway East will be closed tonight, August 24, 2017, beginning at 10:00 p.m., until Friday, August 25, 2017, at 6:00 a.m.  

The contractor plans to do the same on Friday night, August 25, 2017. The far right lane will remain open.

The closure is necessary to allow the contractor to do painting on the overhead arch of the Greenfield Bridge

Inbound traffic lanes will not be restricted. Work will not be scheduled for Saturday or Sunday nights.  

When travelling through the work area, use caution and expect delays.  

The work is being performed by Mosites Construction.  If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact their Project Manager, John Gyure, at 412-923-2255, ext. 236

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August 7, 2017

Overnight Lane Restrictions on Parkway East Begin TONIGHT

Pittsburgh- PA - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that weeknight lane restrictions on I-376 East (Parkway East) -- in the vicinity of the Greenfield Bridge -- will begin on Monday, August 7, 2017.

PennDOT has approved the restrictions for weeknights from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. starting August 7, through September 5, 2017.

Inbound and outbound single lane closures between Greenfield/Squirrel Hill and Oakland exits on I-376 East will be intermittent depending on weather and contractor schedule.

Motorists using I-376 East should expect delays and drive with caution when overnight lane restrictions are in place.

Lane restrictions are necessary to ensure safety for commuters and crews while work on the Greenfield Bridge reconstruction project continues, including painting and the removal of any remnant bracing pieces and equipment over the Parkway East.

Additional information on the Greenfield Bridge Project can be found on the project website (http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org).

Questions concerning the overnight restrictions should be directed to Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via e-mail to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.

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July 18, 2017

Greenfield Bridge Closure- Pocusset Street

Pittsburgh, PA - The Pocusset Street connect to Schenley park at the Greenfield Bridge will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 19, 2017 for an extended period of time.

This closure is being done to accommodate construction work connecting the bridge into the park.

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February 17, 2017

Pocusset Street Walkway Closure

The temporary walkway from Pocusset Street to Greenfield Road through the Greenfield Bridge Project area will be closed at the bridge from Monday, February 20th to Thursday, February 24th, 2017.

The contractor will be conducting storm water drainage exploration. There will be no ability to pass through the site.

Pedestrians should plan on using Hobart Street to transverse the park.

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December 8, 2016

Replacement of the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge- Parkway East Closure this Weekend

Pittsburgh, PA - This weekend will mark the final full closure of the Parkway East for the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge project. Mosites made significant progress during the last closure. This closure is needed to finish tightening all the connections of the steel and complete the installation of metal decking on the new superstructure. The closure is scheduled to begin at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, and will reopen no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12.

The detour routes will be the same as for the last closure. Signage will be provided to direct motorists. Maps of the official detours are available on the project website. In addition, off duty police will be manning key intersections to assist motorists along the detour route and help minimize travel times.

If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via email to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.

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November 28, 2016

Planned Closure of the Parkway East this weekend has been POSTPONED

Pittsburgh, PA – The City of Pittsburgh has postponed this weekend’s planned closure of the Parkway East due to the inclement weather forecasted for Saturday into Sunday. Rain possibly changing to snow along with strong winds forecasted for the site preclude the high steel work planned for this weekend. The closure has been rescheduled for the weekend of December 9, beginning at 10:00 p.m., Friday and ending at 6:00 a.m., Monday the 12th. During this closure, Mosites and their team will finish tightening all the connections of the steel, install the deck pans over the highway, and perform miscellaneous activities.

The detour routes will be the same as for the bridge implosion.  Signage will be provided to direct motorists.  Maps of the official detours are available on the Oakland Transportation Management Association’s (OTMA) community outreach website (http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/).  In addition, off duty police will be manning key intersections to assist motorists along the detour route and help minimize travel times.

If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via email to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.

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October 21, 2016

REPLACEMENT OF THE BEECHWOOD BOULEVARD (GREENFIELD) BRIDGE PARKWAY EAST CLOSURE

Pittsburgh, PA – The replacement of the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge is approaching another milestone in the progression of the project.  Last week the massive crane was delivered on 37 semi-trucks and assembled on site, dominating the landscape with its 200 ft. boom.  Also on site are the structural steel elements including the arches delivered in three sections.  Mosites and their team will begin assembling the southern sections of the steel arches over the next couple of weeks.  This work will not impede traffic flow on the Parkway East.  However, on Friday November 4, at 10 p.m., the Parkway East, both inbound and outbound, will be closed until 6:00 a.m, Monday, November 7, to accommodate the placement of the steel arches and decking over the Parkway.  If the weekend is successful, both steel arches will be in place by Monday morning.  Then on Friday November 18, at midnight the Parkway East will be closed again until 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 21, for the placement of the remaining steel elements.  Following this
 closure, Mosites and their team will finish tightening all the connections of the steel and perform miscellaneous activities, but without impacting Parkway traffic.  

The detour routes will be the same as for the bridge implosion.  Signage will be provided to direct motorists.  Maps of the official detours are available on the Oakland Transportation Management Association’s (OTMA) community outreach website (http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/).  In addition, off duty police will be manning key intersections to assist motorists along the detour route and help minimize travel times. 

If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via email to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.

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August 16, 2016

Squirrel Hill On-ramp to Westbound I-376 Traffic Stoppages begin Thursday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing traffic stoppages on the Squirrel Hill on-ramp to westbound (inbound) I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday, August 18 weather permitting.

Intermittent, short-term traffic stoppages will occur on the westbound I-376 on-ramp from Forward Avenue in Squirrel Hill weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, August 26. Minor stoppages will occur as trucks enter and exit the Greenfield Bridge project site.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down, and be prepared for changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before heading out.

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