REMINDER: TEMPORARY CLOSURES OF PARKWAY EAST SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND
Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge reconstruction project to require temporary traffic restrictions during steel installation
The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced the following updates regarding the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge replacement project.
I-376 East (Parkway East) inbound and outbound lanes will be closed to all traffic on the following dates:
Friday November 4, at 10:00 p.m. until Monday, November 7, at 6:00 a.m.
- Placement of the steel arches and decking over the Parkway East. If the weekend is successful, both steel arches will be in place by Monday, November 7.
Saturday, November 19, at Midnight (early morning hours of Saturday, following Light Up Night celebrations downtown Friday) until 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 21
- Placement of the remaining steel elements
Following the second weekend closure, crews from Mosites Construction Company will finish tightening all steel connections and perform miscellaneous activities on site. This work will not affect Parkway East traffic.
Posted detours will follow the same routes and patterns as previous Parkway East closures that took place during the bridge implosion in December 2015. Signage will be provided to direct motorists. Maps of the official detours are available here: Eastbound Detour Map ; Westbound Detour Map.
Off duty police officers will be directing traffic at key intersections to assist motorists along the detour routes and help minimize travel times.
Additional information can be found on the Oakland Transportation Management Association’s (OTMA) community outreach website (http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/).
In preparation for the steel erection phase of construction, a crane with a 200 foot boom was delivered on 37 semi-trucks and assembled on site last week. Structural steel elements, including arches delivered in three sections, were also delivered to the work site.
Crews from Mosites will begin assembling the southern sections of the steel arches over the next two weeks. This work will not impede traffic flow on the Parkway East.
If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via email to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.