Greenfield Bridge Press & Media Coverage

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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