‘Bathtub’ area of Parkway East reopens

PITTSBURGH — UPDATE 4/5/24: The “bathtub” area of westbound I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh has reopened to traffic, according to PennDOT.

Located between the Grant Street exit and Fort Pitt Bridge, the Bathtub closed to traffic on Wednesday due to flooding. The roadway was reopened at approximately 11.45 a.m. Friday along with the ramp from Grant Street to westbound I-376 and the ramp from the Boulevard of the Allies to westbound I-376.

PennDOT crews pumped the water and cleaned mud and debris from the area once the river receded.


ORIGINAL STORY: The “Bathtub” area of westbound Parkway East is closed due to flooding.

The westbound lanes of the Parkway East are completely under water. PennDOT blocked off the road Wednesday morning.

PennDOT sent the following detour:

  • From westbound I-376, traffic will take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) off-ramp
  • Turn left onto Fort Pitt Boulevard
  • Bear left onto the westbound I-376 ramp toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
  • End detour

In addition to westbound I-376, these ramps are closed:

  • Ramp from Grant Street to westbound I-376
  • Ramp from Fifth Avenue/Boulevard of the Allies to west near Oakland
  • Access from Point State Park to eastbound I-376
  • Ramp from Stanwix Street to eastbound I-376
  • Ramp from Market Street to eastbound I-376
  • Ramp from Wood Street to eastbound I-376

PennDOT also said the ramp carrying traffic from the Fort Duquesne Bridge on I-279 south or the “interstate connector” is closed.

Traffic will be detoured:

  • Take southbound I-279 to the Fort Pitt Bridge/westbound I-376
  • Continue through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Take the Banksville Road/Route 19 (Exit 69A) exit
  • Keep left and loop back to eastbound I-376, following signs for Uniontown/Route51
  • Continue through the Fort Pitt Tunnel
  • Stay in the right-hand lane and follow signs to eastbound I-376/Monroeville
  • End detour

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