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PennDOT: Expect heavy traffic delays in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood this weekend

Natasha Lindstrom
| Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Motorists should expect heavier-than-usual traffic this weekend in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood as officials shut down a stretch of Forbes Avenue to repair and repave the thoroughfare, PennDOT officials said Thursday.

Beginning 8 p.m. Friday, Forbes Avenue will be restricted to either one or two lanes between Craft Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said.

Lane and parking restrictions will continue through 6 a.m. Sunday.

Police and flaggers will be directing traffic.

Cowan urged drivers to consider alternate routes.

The roadwork is part of a $10.19 million project that includes signal upgrades, disability access improvements, a new pedestrian crossing signal between South Bouquet Street and Bigelow Boulevard, and painted bike lanes between from Bigelow to Margaret Morrison Street.

The broader project is expected to be completed by November.

For more information, go to forbes.otmapgh.org. To subscribe to updates related to this project, email stcowan@pa.gov with “Subscribe – Forbes Avenue” in the subject line.

Live traffic updates and cameras can be found at 511PA.org.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, nlindstrom@tribweb.com or via Twitter @NewsNatasha.

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