Birmingham Bridge Press & Media Coverage

PennDOT Advisories

December 8, 2016

Southbound Birmingham Bridge Traffic Stoppages Friday Morning

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe –PennDOT District 11 is announcing traffic stoppages on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday morning, December 9 (weather permitting).

Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct bridge jacking operations for bearing replacement work. Intermittent traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur on the bridge in the southbound (outbound) direction from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and be prepared for changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Work zone safety is everyone's responsibility.

To access PennDOT Traffic Cameras within the corridor, visit http://www.otma-pgh.org/resources/links/www.otma-pgh.org/resources/links.

Log onto 5511pa.comaffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.

To learn more about Commuting Alternatives, go to www.oaklandsmartcommute.org.

November 30, 2016

Birmingham Bridge Inspection Underway

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe –PennDOT District 11 is announcing bridge inspection activities are underway on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Lane restrictions will occur in each direction of the bridge and associated ramps weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, December 16. All ramps will remain open and bicycle traffic will be maintained.

Crews from SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. will conduct the inspection work.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and be prepared for changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Work zone safety is everyone's responsibility.

To access PennDOT Traffic Cameras within the corridor, visit http://www.otma-pgh.org/resources/links/www.otma-pgh.org/resources/links.

Log onto 5511pa.comaffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.

To learn more about Commuting Alternatives, go to www.oaklandsmartcommute.org.

November 2, 2016

Northbound Birmingham Bridge Overnight Lane Restrictions begin Tonight in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe –PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on northbound (inbound) Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin tonight, Wednesday night, November 2, weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur on the northbound Birmingham Bridge Wednesday through Friday nights, November 2-4 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night as crews conduct line eradication and painting operations. Intermittent, short-term closures of the ramps may occur.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Birmingham Bridge” in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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November 1, 2016

Birmingham Bridge Approach to Fifth Avenue Overnight Closure Thursday Night in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) at the intersection with Fifth Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday night, November 3, weather permitting.

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Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct milling and paving operations necessitating a closure of the Birmingham Bridge at the intersection with Fifth Avenue from 7 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. Friday morning. The bridge will remain open to traffic between East Carson Street and the ramps on the north end of the bridge. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Northbound Detour

  • Traveling northbound on the Birmingham Bridge, all traffic will take the off-ramp to Forbes Avenue toward Oakland
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue and follow to Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Follow Fifth Avenue back to the Birmingham Bridge
  • End detour

Posted Southbound Detour

  • Traffic from Fifth Avenue and Kirkpatrick Street, will turn left on onto Moultrie Street
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right onto the Birmingham Bridge on-ramp
  • End detour

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Birmingham Bridge” in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010


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October 26, 2016

Birmingham Bridge Preservation Next Phase begins Thursday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe –PennDOT District 11 is announcing a portion of the northbound (inbound) Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic Thursday night, October 27, weather permitting.

Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will install an overhead sign necessitating a closure on the northbound Birmingham Bridge approach to Fifth Avenue from 9 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. Friday morning. (This work was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 20, but was postponed due to inclement weather) Northbound traffic on the bridge will be detoured via Oakland.

Posted Detour

  • Traveling northbound on the Birmingham Bridge, all traffic will take the off-ramp to Forbes Avenue toward Oakland
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue and follow to Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Follow Fifth Avenue back to the Birmingham Bridge
  • End detour

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Birmingham Bridge” in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010


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October 25, 2016

Birmingham Bridge Preservation Next Phase begins Thursday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe –PennDOT District 11 is announcing a closure of outbound (eastbound) I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur this weekend, Friday night through Monday morning, October 28-31 weather permitting.

The outbound (eastbound) Parkway East will close to traffic from 10 p.m. Friday night, October 28 continuously through 5 a.m. Monday morning, October 31 between the Grant Street (Exit 71A) interchange and the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp to eastbound I-376. Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct painting operations on the Birmingham Bridge and expansion dam replacement on I-376. All outbound I-376 traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

Eastbound Fort Pitt Bridge Traffic

  • From the Fort Pitt Bridge, continue eastbound on I-376 to the Grant Street Exit
  • Take the Grant Street (71A) off-ramp
  • Turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) heading southbound
  • Take the ramp to East 376 toward Monroeville
  • End detour

Southbound Fort Duquesne Bridge Traffic

  • From the Fort Duquesne Bridge, take the ramp toward Downtown/East 376 Monroeville
  • From the left lane, take the ramp toward Downtown Pittsburgh onto Fort Pitt Boulevard
  • Follow Fort Pitt Boulevard to Grant Street
  • From Grant Street, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) heading southbound
  • Take the ramp to East 376 toward Monroeville
  • End detour

Traffic from Downtown Pittsburgh to Oakland

  • From Grant Street, take the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) southbound
  • Follow the Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes Avenue
  • End detour

Traffic from Eastbound I-376 to Oakland

  • From eastbound I-376, take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) off-ramp
  • Turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Follow the Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes Avenue
  • End detour

No restrictions will occur on westbound (inbound) I-376.

This work is part of the $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. The northbound side of the bridge was completed in 2015. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Birmingham Bridge” in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists are advised to expect delays when traveling through the area and may want to consider alternate routes. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before heading out.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010


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October 13, 2016

Birmingham Bridge Preservation Next Phase begins Thursday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the next phase of work on the Birmingham Bridge Complex Preservation Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday, October 13 weather permitting.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, the southbound side of the Birmingham Bridge and the on-ramp from Forbes Avenue will reopen to traffic and the next phase of work will begin. Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct median barrier construction, temporary barrier and curb removal, line eradication and installation, and other miscellaneous construction activities. An around-the-clock single-lane restriction in each direction on the bridge will occur through Sunday, November 13. Additionally, traffic stoppages of 10 minutes or less will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during that timeframe.

The sidewalk on the southbound side of the bridge will be open. Bike lanes in both directions on the bridge will be maintained during this phase of work.

This work is part of the $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. The northbound side of the bridge was completed in 2015. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe – Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

September 30, 2016

Brady Street to Close Tonight in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of Brady Street in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur tonight, Wednesday, September 28.

Brady Street was closed on Monday, August 29 to allow crews to conduct painting operations on the Birmingham Bridge. The roadway was reopened on Saturday, September 17 as an alternate route for motorists during the Liberty Bridge closure. Brady Street will close again tonight in both directions continuously through mid-November to allow crews to resume painting operations. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted detours:

Northbound Brady Street

  • Follow Second Avenue westbound to the Armstrong Tunnel at 10th Street
  • Turn right into the tunnel and follow to Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue and follow to Brady Street
  • End detour

Southbound Brady Street

  • From Forbes Avenue, turn left onto Moultrie Street (prior to Brady Street)
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Sixth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right into the Armstrong Tunnel
  • At the end of the tunnel, turn left onto Second Avenue
  • Follow Second Avenue to Brady Street
  • End detour

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will be conducting the work.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Birmingham Bridge” in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

September 6, 2016

Southbound Birmingham Bridge Overnight Traffic Stoppages Begin Tuesday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight, short-term traffic stoppages on the southbound Birmingham Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin tonight, Tuesday, September 6, weather permitting.

Intermittent, short-term traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less on the southbound Birmingham Bridge will occur nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. as crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct latex bridge deck placement operations. Approximately four stoppages will occur each night through Sunday night, September 18.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, Press Officer, (412) 429-5010 (Office Phone)

August 26, 2016

Brady Street Closure begins Monday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of Brady Street in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, August 29, weather permitting.

Crews will conduct bridge painting operations on the structure over Brady Street. To allow this work to occur, Brady Street will close to traffic in each direction being at 9:30 a.m. on Monday continuously through Monday, November 7. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted detours:

Northbound Brady Street

  • Follow Second Avenue westbound to the Armstrong Tunnel at 10th Street
  • Turn right into the tunnel and follow to Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue and follow to Brady Street
  • End detour

Southbound Brady Street

  • From Forbes Avenue, turn left onto Moultrie Street (prior to Brady Street)
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Sixth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right into the Armstrong Tunnel
  • At the end of the tunnel, turn left onto Second Avenue
  • Follow Second Avenue to Brady Street
  • End detour

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will be conducting the work.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, Press Officer, (412) 429-5010 (Office Phone)

July 8, 2016

Eastbound I-376 Parkway East Weekend Closure July 8-11 in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is reminding motorists the closure of eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur this weekend, Friday night through Monday morning, July 8-11 weather permitting.

Crews from the Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct painting operations on the Birmingham Bridge and the Mosites Construction and Development Company will replace expansion dams on the outbound Parkway East. The outbound Parkway East will close between the Grant Street (Exit 71A) interchange and the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp (westbound). Work will begin one hour after the end of the Pirate game or midnight (whichever occurs first) on Friday night and continue around-the-clock through 5 a.m. Monday morning. All eastbound I-376 traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detours

From the Fort Pitt Bridge to Eastbound I-376

  • Follow I-376 eastbound to the Grant Street (Exit 71A) interchange
  • Take the off-ramp to Grant Street and follow to the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies
  • Take the ramp to I-376 East toward Monroeville
  • End detour

From the Fort Duquesne Bridge to Eastbound I-376

  • From the Fort Duquesne Bridge, take the ramp to Downtown/376 East Monroeville
  • Follow signs toward Downtown Pittsburgh onto Fort Pitt Boulevard
  • Slight left onto Grant Street
  • From Grant Street, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Take the ramp to I-376 East toward Monroeville
  • End detour

From Fort Pitt Bridge to Oakland

  • Follow I-376 eastbound to the Grant Street (Exit 71A) interchange
  • Take the off-ramp to Grant Street and follow to the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885)
  • Turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies
  • Follow the Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes Avenue
  • End detour

From Downtown to Oakland

  • Take the Boulevard of the Allies (Route 885) from Grant Street southbound to Forbes Avenue
  • End detour

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, Press Officer, (412) 429-5010 (Office Phone)

March 11, 2016

Birmingham Bridge Preservation begins New Phase Monday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the next phase of work on the Birmingham Bridge Complex Preservation Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, March 14 weather permitting.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, the southbound side of the Birmingham Bridge will close to traffic to begin preservation work. All southbound traffic will be shifted into the northbound lanes. The new configuration will consist of two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. Additionally, all bicycles and pedestrians will use the barrier protected northbound side of the bridge.

The on-ramp from Forbes Avenue to the Birmingham Bridge will close, as will the southbound sidewalk. Motorists will be detoured.

Car and Truck Detour from Forbes Avenue

  • Eastbound Forbes Avenue traffic will continue past the closed ramp
  • Turn left onto Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Follow Fifth Avenue back to the bridge
  • End detour

Additionally, left hand bicycle turns and pedestrian access from Fifth Avenue to the southbound bridge approach will be prohibited. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured.

  • Posted Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour from Fifth Avenue
  • Follow Fifth Avenue past the intersection with the Birmingham Bridge
  • Turn left onto Moultrie Street
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Continue past the closed on-ramp to the bridge
  • Turn right onto the protected bi-directional bicycle and pedestrian lane
  • End detour

Bicyclists and pedestrians heading northbound across the bridge to Fifth Avenue will be detoured.

Posted Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour from Carson Street to Fifth Avenue

  • Follow the bi-directional protected bicycle and pedestrian lane northbound across the bridge and down the ramp to Forbes Avenue
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Cross Forbes Avenue at the crosswalk
  • Turn right onto Moultrie Street
  • Turn right onto Fifth Avenue
  • End detour

The new long-term configuration will remain in place around-the-clock through Sunday, November 13. Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will begin bridge preservation work on the southbound side of the bridge including painting, structural steel repairs, bearing and expansion dam replacements, deck resurfacing and lighting replacement.

This work is part of the $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. The northbound side of the bridge was completed in 2015. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

December 8, 2015

Second Avenue Lane Restriction begins Wednesday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Second Avenue in the area of the Birmingham Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Wednesday, December 9, weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on northbound (inbound) Second Avenue at Brady Street weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday, December 31 as crews conduct drainage work and manhole installation. Additional restrictions may occur weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe - Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

November 3, 2015

Birmingham Bridge to Reopen through March

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the entire Birmingham Bridge will reopen to traffic in both directions beginning Friday, November, 6 weather permitting.

To allow the entire bridge to reopen, traffic will be restricted to a single-lane in the southbound direction as crews conduct pothole patching, curb removal and barrier installation activities. The southbound restriction will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, the currently closed northbound side of the Birmingham Bridge, including the ramp to Forbes Avenue, will reopen to traffic. The southbound lanes will be modified to include three lanes of traffic. This configuration will remain in place until March of 2016 when work begins on the southbound side of the bridge.

Additionally, single-lane restrictions will occur periodically throughout the winter in each direction of the bridge. At least two lanes will be maintained in each direction through the end of February.

Bicycle traffic will be prohibited to access the bridge in the southbound direction from Fifth Avenue. Bicycles must use the ramp from Forbes Avenue.

This work is part of the $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

August 21, 2015

Intermittent Southbound Birmingham Bridge Lane Restrictions Underway in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing intermittent single-lane restrictions on the southbound Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) are underway in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Short-term, intermittent, single-lane closures will occur as needed on in the southbound (outbound) direction of the Birmingham Bridge weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through mid-November. Crews will conduct painting containment installation work.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe - Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

August 17, 2015

Birmingham Bridge Traffic Stoppages Tuesday Morning in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing two short-term traffic stoppages on the Birmingham Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur on Tuesday, August 18, weather permitting.

Traffic in each direction on the Birmingham Bridge will experience two 15-minute traffic stoppages on Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will be installing masonry plates.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe - Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

August 7, 2015

Second Avenue Lane Restrictions begin Monday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on Second Avenue in the area of the Birmingham Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday, August 10, weather permitting.

Crews will conduct concrete repairs to several of the Birmingham Bridge piers along Second Avenue. To accommodate the work, single-lane restrictions in each direction on Second Avenue will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, September 18. In addition, police officers will control traffic on Brady Street. Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will be conducting the work.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe - Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

July 17, 2015

Southbound Birmingham Bridge Traffic Stoppages Monday Morning in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing short-term traffic stoppages on the southbound Birmingham Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur on Monday, July 20, weather permitting.

The southbound lanes of the Birmingham Bridge will experience two 15-minute traffic stoppages on Monday between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will be installing temporary support bearings.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe - Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

June 11, 2015

Birmingham Bridge Pedestrian Route Crosswalk Installation Friday in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PASubscribe –PennDOT District 11 is announcing crosswalk installation at several intersections along the Birmingham Bridge pedestrian route in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur on Friday, June 12, weather permitting.

Single-lane closures will occur as needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for crosswalk installation at the following intersections:

  • Fifth Avenue and Kirkpatrick Street
  • Fifth Avenue and Moultrie Street
  • Forbes Avenue and Brady Street

Flaggers will guide motorists through the work zone.

Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct the installation.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe - Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

May 28, 2015

Birmingham Bridge Repairs Friday Morning in Pittsburgh

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing repairs on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday, May 29 weather permitting.

Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct repairs to the bearing pads from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Friday. To accommodate the repairs, traffic stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur in both directions on the bridge and on associated ramps.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues visit the project website at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/. Sign-up to receive eAlerts for project news and updates.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

May 14, 2015

Birmingham Bridge Steel Repairs continue Friday Night in Pittsburgh

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing steel repairs under the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Friday night, May 15, weather permitting.

To accommodate the repairs, lane restrictions will occur weeknights through Friday night, May 29 in the following locations: Brady Street between Second Avenue and Forbes Avenue. Single-lane alternating traffic will occur. Flaggers will control traffic. Restrictions will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) lane closures will occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues visit the project website at http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/. Sign-up to receive eAlerts for project news and updates.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

April 9, 2015

Fifth Avenue Traffic Signal Improvements at the Birmingham Bridge Saturday and Sunday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing traffic signal improvements on Fifth Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, weather permitting.

Single-lane traffic will occur on Fifth Avenue between Brenham Street and Moultrie Street from 6 a.m. Saturday continuously through 5 p.m. on Sunday as crews install a new control panel and radar detection system at the Fifth Avenue intersection with Kirkpatrick Street and the Birmingham Bridge.

Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct the installation.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

March 23, 2015

Birmingham Bridge Work Platform Installation continues Monday Night in Pittsburgh – Overnight Traffic Stoppages on Eastbound Parkway East

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing work platform installation under the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday night, March 23, weather permitting.

Single-lane closures and intermittent rolling stoppages of 5 minutes or less will occur on eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) under the Birmingham Bridge weeknights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday night, March 27.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists, pedestrians, cyclists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues visit the project website at birmingham.otmapgh.org/. *Remember to sign-up to receive eAlerts

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

March 23, 2015

Supplemental Bike Detour Information for Next Phase of Birmingham Bridge Work

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing work platform installation under the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday night, March 23, weather permitting.

Single-lane closures and intermittent rolling stoppages of 5 minutes or less will occur on eastbound (outbound) I-376 (Parkway East) under the Birmingham Bridge weeknights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday night, March 27.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists, pedestrians, cyclists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues visit the project website at birmingham.otmapgh.org/. *Remember to sign-up to receive eAlerts

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

March 20, 2015

Supplemental Bike Detour Information for Next Phase of Birmingham Bridge Work

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 announced the next phase of work on the Birmingham Bridge Complex Preservation Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, on Thursday, March 12, 2015. The next phase of the project began on Monday morning, March 16, 2015 weather permitting. (Originally the phase change was set to begin Friday night, March 13, 2015).

The northbound ramp to Oakland/Forbes Avenue closed to traffic, bicyclists will continue to be detoured during construction.

Additional Instruction for Posted bicycle detour route:

  • Follow the bi-directional bike lane down the ramp to Forbes Avenue
  • Dismount and walk bike across Forbes via crosswalk
  • Walk bike up Forbes Avenue on sidewalk until intersection with Moultrie Street
  • Ride northbound on Moultrie to intersection with 5th Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • End detour

Additional bicycle detour route option:

  • Follow the bi-directional bike lane down the ramp to Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue
  • Turn left onto Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • End detour

To help keep motorists, pedestrians, cyclists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues "Subscribe" to eAlerts at birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

March 13, 2015

Schedule Change: Birmingham Bridge Preservation begins New Phase Monday Morning, March 16, 2015 in Pittsburgh

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the next phase of work on the Birmingham Bridge Complex Preservation Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Monday morning, March 16 weather permitting. (Originally the phase change was set to begin Friday night).

Beginning at 5 a.m. Monday morning, the northbound side of the Birmingham Bridge will close to traffic to begin preservation work. All northbound traffic will be shifted into the southbound lanes. The new configuration will consist of one 12 foot wide northbound lane, two 11 foot wide southbound lanes and a bicycle lane. Additionally, all pedestrians will use the southbound sidewalk.

The northbound ramp to Oakland/Forbes Avenue will close to traffic and motorists and bicyclists will be detoured during construction.

See below for detour information and more details from PennDOT.

March 6, 2015

Birmingham Bridge Preservation begins New Phase Friday Night in Pittsburgh – Prep Work starts Monday

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the next phase of work on the Birmingham Bridge Complex Preservation Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Friday night, March 13 weather permitting.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night, the northbound side of the Birmingham Bridge will close to traffic to begin preservation work. All northbound traffic will be shifted into the southbound lanes. The new configuration will consist of one 12 foot wide northbound lane, two 12 foot wide southbound lanes and a bicycle lane. Additionally, all pedestrians will use southbound sidewalk.

The northbound ramp to Oakland/Forbes Avenue will close to traffic and motorists and bicyclists will be detoured during construction.

Car and Truck Detour

  • Northbound traffic will turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • Turn left onto Moultrie Street
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • End detour

Bicycle Detour

  • Follow the bi-directional bike lane down the ramp to Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right onto Forbes Avenue
  • Turn left onto Craft Avenue
  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue
  • End detour

Additionally, left hand bicycle turns from Fifth Avenue to the southbound bridge approach will be prohibited. Bicycle traffic will be detoured.

Bicycle Detour

  • Continue inbound past the bridge approach
  • Turn left onto Moultrie Street
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue
  • Turn right onto the on-ramp to the Birmingham Bridge
  • End detour

The new long-term configuration will remain in place around-the-clock through Wednesday, November 11. Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will begin bridge preservation work on the northbound side of the bridge including painting, structural steel repairs, bearing and expansion dam replacements, deck resurfacing and lighting replacement.

To allow the next phase to begin, preparatory work will occur on the bridge Monday-Friday, March 9-13. The following restrictions will be implemented:

  • Single-lane traffic at the northbound (inbound) approach Monday through Friday.
  • A single-lane closure in the southbound (outbound) direction on Monday and Tuesday.
  • The closure of two southbound lanes on Wednesday-Friday.
  • The closure of the southbound shoulder for Duquesne Light Emergency work. All southbound bicycle traffic will use the northbound bicycle lanes.

City of Pittsburgh Police will regulate traffic from 3-7 p.m. next week during the preparatory work.

This work is part of the $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe - Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at birmingham.otmapgh.org.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

February 10, 2015

Birmingham Bridge Platform Cable Installation continues Thursday Night in Pittsburgh – Overnight Traffic Stoppages on Parkway East and Second Avenue

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing cable installation for work platforms under the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Thursday night, Feb. 12, weather permitting.

Weeknight restrictions from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. under the Birmingham Bridge will occur on the following roadways: I-376 Parkway East single-lane closures in each direction and intermittent stoppages of 5 minutes or less will occur through Tuesday, March 31.; Second Avenue single-lane closures in each direction and intermittent stoppages of 10 minutes or less will occur through Thursday, Feb. 19.

No restrictions will occur on the Birmingham Bridge due to this work.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

January 23, 2015

Birmingham Bridge Platform Cable Installation continues Next Week in Pittsburgh – Overnight Traffic Stoppages on Forbes Avenue

PennDOT Traffic Advisory – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing cable installation for work platforms under the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue next week, Monday-Friday, Jan. 26-30, weather permitting. Single-lane closures and intermittent rolling stoppages of 10 minutes or less will occur on Forbes Avenue under the Birmingham Bridge from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. No restrictions will occur on the Birmingham Bridge due to this work.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Birmingham Bridge traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing "Subscribe – Birmingham Bridge" in the subject line. Additionally, motorists can find information at birmingham.otmapgh.org/.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

November 4, 2014

Birmingham Bridge Steel Repairs continue Wednesday in Pittsburgh

Traffic Advisory E-Alert – Subscribe – PennDOT District 11 is announcing steel repair work and containment erection on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Wednesday, Nov. 5, weather permitting.

A single-lane closure, including the bike lane, will occur Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in the northbound (inbound) right hand lane on the bridge. The lane closure will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 31. Bicycle traffic will be accommodated.

This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay. Construction will conclude in Spring 2017.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

June 26, 2014

Birmingham Bridge Ramp Inspection Begins Friday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT – PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities on the Birmingham Bridge (Route 2085) ramps in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Friday, June 27, weather permitting.

Single lane and shoulder closures will occur as needed on the Birmingham Bridge on and off-ramps with Fifth Avenue weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work will occur through Wednesday, July 9. The bridge and all ramps will remain open during the work.

Additionally, single lane closures will occur on I-376 (Parkway East). A separate release will be issued when work is scheduled.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.