PennDOT announces I-579 ramp closure

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PITTSBURGH —

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the ramp from southbound Interstate 579 (Crosstown Boulevard) to the eastbound (toward Oakland) Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)/ Parkway East (Interstate 376) will be closed this weekend, June 14-17, weather permitting.

The closure will take place around the clock from 8 p.m. Friday through approximately 6 a.m. on Monday.

The closure comes as a result of crews conducting crack sealing operations.

Traffic will be detoured and signs will guide motorists.

Posted detour
•    I-579 southbound traffic take the offramp to Sixth Avenue
•    Continue straight to Ross and make a right onto First Avenue
•    Turn right onto Grant Street
•    Make a right onto Boulevard of the Allies
•    End detour

Traffic from Bedford Avenue wishing to access the Boulevard of the Allies will be detoured to Seventh Avenue.  Motorists will use the following detour:

Posted detour
•    Continue on Bedford Avenue past the southbound I-579 exit to Seventh Avenue
•    Turn left onto Grant Avenue
•    Turn left onto Sixth Avenue
•    Turn right onto Ross Avenue
•    Turn right onto First Avenue
•    Turn right onto Boulevard of the Allies
•    End detour