5-mile Parkway East closure begins tonight
More closures are on the horizon for the Parkway East starting Friday as crews work on expansion dam replacement, guide rail improvements, approach slab repairs, line painting and drainage, PennDOT announced Wednesday.
The outbound Parkway East will be closed between the Forbes Avenue/Oakland off ramp (Exit 72A) and the Edgewood/Swissvale interchange (Exit 77) starting at 8 p.m. Friday and continuing through 5 a.m. Monday.
The Edgewood/Swissvale interchange will remain open.
Detours will be posted, and police will be present to assist drivers, but major delays are expected.
PennDOT is advising drivers in the city trying to reach the Pennsylvania Turnpike to consider taking Route 28. Those east of Monroeville and points south and west of the city should consider taking I-79 to I-70 to reach the turnpike.
More information on closures and detours is available here.
Additional closures starting 7 p.m. Friday include:
• Ramp from Boulevard of the Allies to the Parkway East
• Ramp from Bates Street to the Parkway East
• Ramp from Beechwood Boulevard to the Parkway East
• And the off ramp to Squirrel Hill/Homestead from the Parkway East.
Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jamie at 724-850-2867, [email protected] or via Twitter .