• Water main break closes part of busy downtown Pittsburgh street


    PITTSBURGH - UPDATE Sunday 8:44 p.m. - Inbound Fort Pitt Boulevard between Stanwix and Market streets will remain closed to all traffic until further notice while restorations to the street are made, PWSA said.

    A water main break has closed part of a busy downtown Pittsburgh street Friday.

    The break was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Fort Pitt Boulevard, in the area of Stanwix Street.

    Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority officials said the break occurred in a 10-inch water main. Crews will be working to make repairs into Saturday.

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    Officials said inbound Fort Pitt Boulevard is closed between Stanwix and Market streets. PWSA said one lane of traffic will reopen around 11 p.m. Friday.

    There will then be another full closure to make final repairs Saturday morning. 

    There is also a lane restriction on the Parkway East approaching the Fort Duquesne Bridge and North Shore.

    No interruptions to water service in the area are expected, the PWSA said.



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