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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

City crews will close streets Downtown, starting at 10 a.m. today, in preparation for Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012. Roads will remain closed until about 1 a.m. New Year's Day unless otherwise noted.

• Penn Avenue between Stanwix and 10th streets.

• Stanwix Street from Liberty Avenue to between Penn Avenue and Fort Duquesne Boulevard. The parking garage at Stanwix and Fort Duquesne is accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. only.

• Sixth Street will remain open except from 8 to 8:45 p.m. for the parade. The EQT parking garage on Penn Avenue will be open until 2 p.m.; enter and exit on Sixth Street.

• Fifth Avenue Extension from Fifth Avenue Place to Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Access Fifth Avenue Place garage from Liberty Avenue.

• Seventh Street from Liberty Avenue to the entrance of Theatre Square Parking Garage. Parking garage access from Fort Duquesne Boulevard only.

• Maddock Place from Penn Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Parking lot access from Fort Duquesne Boulevard only.

• Eighth Street from Liberty Avenue (Tito Way) to Eighth and Penn parking lots. Parking lot accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard only.

• Ninth Street from Liberty Avenue to the Ninth and Penn garage. Garage access from Fort Duquesne Boulevard only.

• Garrison Place from Liberty to Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Parking lot access from boulevard only.

• Exchange Way from Ninth to 10th Street. Parking access from 10th Street only.

• All alleys leading into the footprint from Penn Avenue; Liberty Avenue; Sixth through 10th streets, including Cecil CLO Academy Way, Barkers Place, Scott Place and French Way.

• Seventh Street Bridge will be closed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• 10th Street will close for the parade, 8 to 8:45 p.m.

• The 6th and Penn garage will be closed for safety reasons.

For information about Port Authority bus stops affected by road closures, call 412-442-2000 or the TTY number 412-231-7007, or visit . For a schedule of First Night activities, visit or call 412-456-6666.

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