• Construction Plans Limited This Weekend

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    PITTSBURGH,None - Work continues on the Crosstown Boulevard rehab project this weekend. Only one other short term restriction will be in place. Long term projects could cause delays. Below is a summary of the major closings and restrictions this weekend:

    Short-Term:

    I-579 Crosstown Boulevard Closures

    The ramp from southbound I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) to the eastbound (toward Oakland) Boulevard of the Allies will be closed 8 p.m. Friday through approximately 6 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured using Grant Street. The ramp from Crosstown Boulevard to the southbound Liberty Bridge will remain open this weekend.

    Parkway East

    Short-term single lane closures on the Parkway East/Central (I-376) will occur as needed from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Crews will be conducting inspection activities on the ramp from the eastbound Parkway East/Central to Forbes Avenue/Oakland. Restrictions will occur on I-376 to allow crews to access the overhead ramp. Work will occur westbound on Saturday followed by eastbound on Sunday.

    Long-Term:

    Boston Bridge

    The Route 48 Boston Bridge in the Borough of Versailles and Elizabeth Township is closed through Sept. 27.

    Route 65

    Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) is closed long-term in both directions at the Marshall Avenue (Route 19) interchange continuously through late November 2011. Crews are rehabilitating the mainline Route 65 bridges at the interchange between the West End and McKees Rocks bridges. Traffic is being detoured using the on-and-off ramps to Beaver Avenue and California Avenue.

    Route 28

    Northbound Route 28 is reduced to a single lane between the 31st and 40th street bridges in the City of Pittsburgh through 2012.

    Crosstown I-579 Bridges and Ramps

    The ramp from the westbound Boulevard of the Allies to the southbound Liberty Bridge is closed continuously through August 20 for bridge rehabilitation.

    The bridges that connect Sixth and Seventh avenues to Washington Place over I-579 near the Civic Arena are closed continuously through mid-October 2011

    I-79

    Single lane closures (two of three lanes open) are in place around-the-clock in both directions on I-79 in the area of the bridge over Mingo Road (Route 4051) between Exit 73 and 75 in Marshall Township through mid-August.

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