and residents planning to head downtown, east, west, or south may be impacted by several construction and maintenance projects this weekend. Here's the rundown from PennDOT.
Parkway East (I-376)
Squirrel Hill Tunnel Rehabilitation
Traffic in the inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East will be restricted to a single lane from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights for tunnel rehabilitation work.
Grant Street Tunnel improvements
Inbound Parkway East will be closed between Grant Street (Exit 71A) and the Fort Pitt Bridge/I-279 ramps from 9 p.m. on Friday through approximately noon Saturday. Crews will be performing repairs in the tunnel that carries Grant Street over I-376. The ramp from Grant Street to westbound I-376 will also be closed.
Parkway West/Fort Pitt Bridge
Work to inspect the Fort Pitt Bridge will occur from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday, weather permitting. The left lane on the outbound (lower deck) bridge between the Stanwix Street on-ramp and the Fort Pitt Tunnel entrance will be closed. The ramp and access to the tunnel will remain open.
I-579/Crosstown Boulevard/Veterans Bridge
The ramp connecting the Liberty Bridge to northbound I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday, and the ramp from Bigelow Boulevard to southbound I-579/Liberty Bridge and the HOV will be closed this weekend from 8 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday. Note: The HOV will be reopened Sunday evening for traffic leaving the Steelers pre-season game at Heinz Field.
Work to improve Banksville Road between Beverly/McFarland Road and the Parkway West will occur from 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.