Check your route if your weekend travel plans involve Parkway East.
Westbound Parkway East lanes from Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) to the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp will be closed starting at 9 p.m. Friday for road work, according to PennDOT. Closures will continue through 5 a.m. Monday.
All trucks heading toward Pittsburgh will be detoured at Wilkinsburg, Exit 78.
Cars may continue to Edgewood/Swissvale, Exit 77. Drivers should follow a detour from South Braddock Avenue to Penn Avenue, then take Fifth Avenue to the Boulevard of the Allies on-ramp.
The closure includes westbound on-ramps at Ardmore Boulevard in Wilkinsburg and westbound on-ramps at Edgewood/Swissvale.
Other weekend restrictions on Parkway East include:
Detours could result in lengthy delays. PennDOT suggests considering routes that avoid the Parkway East, including:
Additional travel updates and detour information is available at the PennDOT travel information site, www.511PA.com.
Crews will be working on expansion dam replacement, ramp paving, roadway grinding in the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, guide rail improvements, approach slab work, line painting and drainage work, according to PennDOT.
Closures on the eastbound side of the Parkway East is tentatively scheduled for June 28 to July 1.