Part of Pittsburgh street closing to create pop-up park for next several months

PITTSBURGH — A portion of Fort Duquesne Boulevard will close Tuesday and remain closed for five months to help boost business in the central business district, the city of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure announced Thursday.

The roadway will be turned into a pop-up park that will allow the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to host events and activities to bring business to the area, officials said. It will be called Allegheny Overlook Pop-Up Park.

Fort Duquesne Boulevard’s westbound lane will be closed from Stanwix Street to 7th Street until Oct. 7. The detour is as follows: 7th Street to Penn Avenue to Stanwix Street.

The roadway was scheduled to closed Monday, but the closure was pushed back a day.

During the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Fort Duquesne Boulevard is where the big stage will be set up.

Yoga in the Square has also returned for a bi-weekly run through October. Plus, live entertainment will return in late June as the Saturday Night Market returns.