PennDOT District 11 announces the beginning of a $12.34M improvement project on Route 380 (Bigelow Blvd, Baum Blvd, North Craig Street and the Bloomfield Bridge) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, starting Tuesday, June 30, 2015, weather permitting.

The project will conclude in August of 2016.

This project involves the full depth reconstruction of SR 0400 (Bigelow Blvd., N. Craig St. and Baum Blvd.) from the ramp to Bloomfield Bridge northbound (Ramp F) to the Baum Blvd. Bridge over the PAT Busway and the mill and overlay of Baum Blvd. from that bridge to Moorewood Ave. Also included is the reconstruction of Ramp F, as well as the on and off ramps between Bigelow Blvd. and Bloomfield Bridge. Several ADA sidewalk ramps will be reconstructed at the instersection within the project limits and new signals will be installed.

Schedule of Construction Operations

Phase 5 – March through July 2016:
Construction during 2016 includes the Baum Blvd. bridge deck replacement, with both directions detoured via Baum to Liberty to Bloomfield Bridge to Bigelow and vice versa. In addition, Baum Blvd. from the bridge to Moorewood Ave, will be milled and overlaid, with 1 lane in each direction maintained adjacent to the work zone. New signals will be installed at the Baum Blvd. intersections with Millvale Ave. and Moorewood Ave.

» Download the Phase 5 Aerial
» Link to Traffic Detour Narrative for Phase 5

History of the Baum Boulevard Bridge
The Baum Boulevard bridge was rebuilt in 1973. In 2016, the 43 year old bridge will receive a full bridge deck replacement as part of the Bigelow/Baum Boulevard Reconstruction Project.

Did you know there used to be an amusement park called Luna Park at North Craig and Baum?

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Phase 1 – June through August 2015:
Reconstruction of WB Bigelow from the start work to North Craig St., one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintainted on the exisitng EB pavement. Also, Ramp F and the on and off ramps between Bigelow Blvd. and Bloomfield Bridge will be closed for reconstruction. Traffic will be detoured via SR 0400 and Liberty Ave. for these closures.

» Download the Phase 1 Diagram
» Download the Phase 1 Aerial
» Link to Traffic Detour Narrative for Phase 1

Phase 2 – August through September 2015:
Will be the mirror, one lane each way on the new WB pavement while the EB side is reconstructed. New signals at the Bigelow/Bloomfield and Bigelow/N. Craig intersections will be installed.

» Download the Phase 2 Diagram
» Download the Phase 2 Aerial
» Link to Traffic Detour Narrative for Phase 2

Phase 3 – September through December 2015:
Reconstruction of North Craig from its intersection with Bigelow to its intersection with Baum, then Baum Blvd. reconstruction from N. Craig to the bridge over the PAT Busway. During Phase 3, one lane of SR 0400 EB traffic will be maintained adjacent to the work zone, SR 0400 WB will be detoured via Baum Blvd. to Liberty Ave. to Bloomfield Bridge. New signals will be installed at the N. Craig Street/Baum Blvd. and Baum Blvd/Melwood Ave. intersections.

» Download the Phase 3 Diagram
» Link to Traffic Detour Narrative for Phase 3

Phase 4 – November through December 2015:
One lane on the respective outside lane while the median and barrier are reconstructed. All roadways will be fully opened by December 21, 2015 and remain that way until February 28, 2016.

» Download the Phase 4 Diagram
» Download the Phase 4 Aerial
» Link to Traffic Detour Narrative for Phase 4

 

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May 9, 2016 - Route 380 Baum Boulevard Improvements begin Tuesday

Baum Boulevard to Close between Gold Way and Melwood Avenue

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Baum Boulevard (Route 380) between Gold Way and Melwood Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Tuesday, May 10 weather permitting.

Baum Boulevard will close to traffic between Gold Way and Melwood Avenue beginning at approximately 12:01 a.m. Monday continuously through Thursday, June 23 as crews from Swank Construction Company, LLC begin roadway improvement work. This work will extend the Baum Boulevard closure from Enfield Street to Gold Way, as work on the Baum Boulevard Bridge replacement continues.

Posted Detour

Westbound on Baum Boulevard

  • Take Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue
  • Follow Liberty Avenue to the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Turn left onto Bigelow Boulevard
  • Follow Bigelow Boulevard back to Baum Boulevard
  • End detour

Eastbound on Bigelow Boulevard/North Craig Street

  • Same detour in opposite direction

Additionally, motorists on Melwood Avenue can access North Craig Street via Centre Avenue.

Motorists using both Gold Way and Melwood Avenue will be able to cross over Baum Boulevard during the work.

Work occurring in 2016 on this $12.34 million project includes the deck replacement of the Baum Boulevard Bridge and the milling and resurfacing of Baum Boulevard between the bridge and Morewood Avenue.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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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April 22, 2016 - Route 380 Lane Restriction continues Next Week in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Route 380 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue next week Monday through Friday, April 25-29 weather permitting.

A short-term single-lane restriction will occur as needed on Route 380 in each direction between the Bigelow Boulevard and Herron Avenue intersection and the North Craig Street and Baum Boulevard intersection from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Crews will conduct signal pole installation though Friday, April 29.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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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April 18, 2016 - Route 380 Lane Restriction continues Tuesday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Route 380 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Tuesday, April 19 weather permitting.

A short-term single-lane restriction will occur as needed on Route 380 in each direction between the Bigelow Boulevard and Herron Avenue intersection and the North Craig Street and Baum Boulevard intersection from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Crews will conduct signal pole installation though Friday, April 29.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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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April 14, 2016 - Route 380 Lane Restriction Thursday through Saturday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane restriction on Route 380 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16 weather permitting.

A short-term single-lane restriction will occur as needed on Route 380 in each direction between the Bigelow Boulevard and Herron Avenue intersection and the North Craig Street and Baum Boulevard intersection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Crews will conduct signal pole installation.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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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April 1, 2016 - Route 380 Baum Boulevard Bridge Long-term Closure begins Monday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Baum Boulevard Bridge (Route 380) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday night, April 4 weather permitting.

The Baum Boulevard Bridge, located between Melwood Avenue and Enfield Street, will be closed to traffic for 80 consecutive days beginning at 7 p.m. Monday night. All traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

  • East of the Baum Boulevard Bridge
  • Take Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue
  • Follow Liberty Avenue to the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Turn left onto Bigelow Boulevard
  • Follow Bigelow Boulevard back to Baum Boulevard
  • End detour
West of the Baum Boulevard Bridge
  • Same detour in opposite direction
Work occurring in 2016 on this $12.34 million project includes the deck replacement of the Baum Boulevard Bridge and the milling and resurfacing of Baum Boulevard between the bridge and Morewood Avenue.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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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February 26, 2016 - Route 380 Baum Boulevard Bridge Overnight Lane Restrictions begin Monday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing overnight single-lane restrictions on the Baum Boulevard Bridge (Route 380) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday night, February 29 weather permitting.

Overnight single-lane closures in each direction on the Baum Boulevard Bridge will occur weeknights from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Monday night, March 14. Crews from Swank Construction Company, LLC will conduct preparatory work prior to the long-term closure of the bridge.

Additionally, overnight lane restrictions will occur from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesday night, March 1 through Thursday night, March 3 at the following intersections:

  • Bigelow Boulevard and North Craig Street
  • Bigelow Boulevard and the Bloomfield Bridge
Work occurring in 2016 on this $12.24 million project includes the deck replacement of the Baum Boulevard Bridge and the milling and resurfacing of Baum Boulevard between the bridge and Morewood Avenue.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 380 Bigelow-Baum” in the subject line.

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 12, 2015 – Route 380 Intersection Closures continue this Weekend in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh – PennDOT District 11 is announcing reconstruction work at various intersections on Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard, North Craig Street, Baum Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh, will occur Friday through Monday, November 13-16 weather permitting.

Reconstruction activities will occur at two Route 380 intersections this weekend. A closure will occur from 6 p.m. Friday night continuously through 7 a.m. Monday morning at the following intersection:

  • Route 380 (Baum Boulevard) and North Craig Street (City owned portion)
Posted Detours for Route 380 (Baum Boulevard) and North Craig Street Intersection

Eastbound Route 380 to southbound North Craig Street
  • Continue on east on Route 380 (Baum Boulevard)
  • Turn right onto South Millvale Street
  • Turn right onto Centre Avenue
  • Follow Centre Avenue to North Craig Street
  • End detour
Northbound North Craig Street to westbound Route 380
  • From North Craig Street, take Centre Avenue westbound
  • Turn left onto South Millvale Avenue
  • Turn right onto Route 380 (Baum Boulevard)
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Follow to Route 380
  • End detour
Additionally, reconstruction work will continue at the intersection of Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard) and Blessing Street. Single-lane alternating traffic will occur on Blessing Street at the intersection with Bigelow Boulevard. However, Ridgeway Street will close to traffic at the intersection with Blessing Street. Local traffic will take Bigelow Boulevard to Herron Avenue to Ridgway Street.

This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/North Craig Street/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 380 Bigelow-Baum” in the subject line.

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 6, 2015 – Route 380 Intersection Closures this Weekend in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing reconstruction work at various intersections on Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard, North Craig Street, Baum Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh, will occur Friday through Monday, November 6-9 weather permitting.

Reconstruction activities will occur at three Route 380 intersections this weekend. Closures will occur from 6 p.m. Friday night continuously through 7 a.m. Monday morning at the following intersections:

  • Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard) and Blessing Street (City owned portion)
  • Route 380 (North Craig Street) and Bigelow Boulevard (City owned portion)
  • Route 380 (Baum Boulevard) and North Craig Street (City owned portion)

Traffic will be detoured at these intersections.

Posted Detours for Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard) and Blessing Street Intersection

Northbound Blessing Street

  • Follow Blessing Street to Ridgway Street
  • Turn left onto Ridgway Street
  • Turn right onto Herron Avenue
  • Follow Herron Avenue to Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard)
  • End detour
Southbound Blessing Street from Route 380
  • Same detour in the opposite direction
Posted Detours for Route 380 (North Craig Street) and Bigelow Boulevard Intersection

Eastbound Bigelow Boulevard to eastbound Route 380
  • Take Bigelow Boulevard west to Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto South Millvale Avenue
  • Follow to Route 380 Baum Boulevard
  • End detour
Eastbound Bigelow Boulevard to westbound Route 380
  • Take Bigelow Boulevard west to Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto South Millvale Avenue
  • Turn right onto Route 380 (Baum Boulevard)
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Follow to Route 380
  • End detour
Eastbound Route 380 to Bigelow Boulevard
  • Continue east on Route 380 (becomes North Craig Street) past Bigelow Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Baum Boulevard (Route 380)
  • Turn right onto South Millvale Street
  • Turn right onto Centre Avenue
  • Follow Centre Avenue to Bigelow Boulevard
  • End detour
Posted Detours for Route 380 (Baum Boulevard) and North Craig Street Intersection

Eastbound Route 380 to southbound North Craig Street
  • Continue on east on Route 380 (Baum Boulevard)
  • Turn right onto South Millvale Street
  • Turn right onto Centre Avenue
  • Follow Centre Avenue to North Craig Street
  • End detour
Northbound North Craig Street to westbound Route 380
  • From North Craig Street, take Centre Avenue westbound
  • Turn left onto South Millvale Avenue
  • Turn right onto Route 380 (Baum Boulevard)
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Follow to Route 380
  • End detour

This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/North Craig Street/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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

 

October 28, 2015 – Route 380 Intersection Closures with Bigelow Boulevard and Blessing Street this Weekend in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing weekend closures at the intersection of Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard) and Blessing Street and the intersection of Route 380 (North Craig Street) and Bigelow Boulevard in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday, October 30 through Monday, November 2 weather permitting.

Reconstruction activities will occur at the intersection of Route 380 (North Craig Street) and Bigelow Boulevard from 6 p.m. Friday night continuously through 7 a.m. Monday morning. Traffic on eastbound Bigelow Boulevard from Centre Avenue approaching the intersection of Route 380 will be detoured. Additionally, motorists traveling on westbound Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard) will be unable to access Bigelow Boulevard at the intersection with North Craig Street. (See attached PDF file for closure sites)

Detour Routes


Eastbound Bigelow Boulevard to eastbound Route 380
  • Take Bigelow Boulevard west to Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto South Millvale Avenue
  • Follow to Route 380 Baum Boulevard
  • End detour
Eastbound Bigelow Boulevard to westbound Route 380
  • Take Bigelow Boulevard west to Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto Centre Avenue
  • Turn left onto South Millvale Avenue
  • Turn right onto Route 380 (Baum Boulevard)
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Follow to Route 380
  • End detour
Westbound Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard) to Bigelow Boulevard
  • Continue west on Route 380 (becomes North Craig Street) past Bigelow Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Baum Boulevard (Route 380)
  • Turn right onto South Millvale Street
  • Turn right onto Centre Avenue
  • Follow Centre Avenue to Bigelow Boulevard
  • End detour
Additionally, reconstruction work will occur at the intersection of Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard) and Blessing Street from 6 p.m. Friday continuously through 7 a.m. Monday morning. All traffic will be detoured.

Northbound Blessing Street
  • Follow Blessing Street to Ridgway Street
  • Turn left onto Ridgway Street
  • Turn right onto Herron Avenue
  • Follow Herron Avenue to Route 380 (Bigelow Boulevard)
  • End detour
Southbound Blessing Street from Route 380
  • Same detour in the opposite direction

This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/North Craig Street/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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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September 3, 2015 – New Starting Location for the Westbound Route 380 Closure begins Friday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a change of the starting location of the westbound closure of Route 380 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Friday, September 4 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately noon on Friday, westbound Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/North Craig Street/Bigelow Boulevard) will close to traffic from the intersection of Millvale Avenue and Baum Boulevard to the intersection of the Bloomfield Bridge and Bigelow Boulevard. The current closure begins at Melwood Avenue. The long-term closure is currently occurring around-the-clock for 91 consecutive days. All westbound traffic will be detoured.

Posted detour

  • Take Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue
  • Follow Liberty Avenue to the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Turn right onto Bigelow Boulevard
  • End detour

This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 380 Bigelow-Baum” in the subject line.


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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August 26, 2015 – Long-term Westbound Route 380 Closure begins Thursday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a long-term closure of westbound Route 380 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Thursday, August 27 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, westbound Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/North Craig Street) will close to traffic from the intersection of Melwood Avenue and Baum Boulevard to the intersection of North Craig Street and Bigelow Boulevard. The long-term closure will occur around-the-clock for 91 consecutive days. All westbound traffic will be detoured.

Posted detour

  • Take Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue
  • Follow Liberty Avenue to the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge
  • Turn right onto Bigelow Boulevard
  • End detour

Motorists on Bigelow Boulevard at the intersection with North Craig Street can continue westbound on Bigelow Boulevard.

Additionally, eastbound traffic on Route 380 will be restricted to a single-lane from the Bloomfield Bridge to Melwood Avenue during the westbound closure. Crews will conduct roadway reconstruction.

Posted detour

  • Starting Wednesday, August 26 at 10 p.m. crews will begin putting up signs and barrier
  • At approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, August 27 crews will begin closing westbound 380
  • The closure will be from Baum at Melwood to North Craig at Bigelow
  • One eastbound lane will run from Herron Avenue to South Millvale on 380
  • Motorists on Bigelow coming out of North Oakland will be able to continue westbound at the intersection with North Craig
This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 380 Bigelow-Baum” in the subject line.


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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August 20, 2015 – Northbound Bloomfield Bridge Closure begins Monday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the northbound Bloomfield Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic beginning Monday, August 24, weather permitting.

Beginning at 4 a.m. on Monday, a 26 consecutive day, around-the-clock closure of northbound Bloomfield Bridge will occur. The bridge will be closed to northbound traffic at Bigelow Boulevard. Traffic will be detoured.

  • Posted Detour
  • From the southern end of the bridge, take Bigelow Boulevard east
  • Continue straight onto North Craig Street
  • Turn left onto Baum Boulevard
  • Follow Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue and follow to the Bloomfield Bridge
  • End detour

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 380 Bigelow-Baum” in the subject line.


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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August 19, 2015 – Southbound Bloomfield Bridge Reopened to Traffic in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the southbound Bloomfield Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, has reopened to traffic.

The bridge was closed in the southbound direction for 23 consecutive days for concrete roadway repairs and drainage improvements.

This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 380 Bigelow-Baum” in the subject line.

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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August 12, 2015 – The ramp from Bigelow Blvd to the Bloomfield Bridge is NOW OPEN

The ramp from Bigelow Blvd to the Bloomfield Bridge is NOW OPEN. The work on the south end of the Bloomfield Bridge is scheduled to be completed by August 21st in time for Little Italy Days. That would remove all current detours that use Liberty Ave.

The Liberty Ave. detour will be put back in place starting Aug. 24th. The contractor will begin the reconstruction of the northbound ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge at Bigelow Blvd. and begin the reconstruction of North Craig Street and Baum Blvd. The work on North Craig and Baum Blvd will restrict the westbound travel direction and use Liberty Ave as a detour route

The work on Blessing Street will be completed during 2 weekends and one lane of alternating traffic will be maintained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 28, 2015 – Southbound Bloomfield Bridge Closure begins Wednesday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the southbound Bloomfield Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic beginning Wednesday, July 29, weather permitting.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, a 23 consecutive day, around-the-clock closure of southbound Bloomfield Bridge will occur. The bridge will be closed to southbound traffic at Liberty Avenue. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour:

  • From the northern end of the bridge, take Liberty Avenue east
  • Turn right onto Baum Boulevard
  • Turn right onto North Craig Street
  • North Craig Street becomes Bigelow Boulevard
  • Follow Bigelow Boulevard back to the Bloomfield Bridge
  • End detour

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 380 Bigelow-Baum” in the subject line.

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 8, 2015 – Route 380 Bigelow Boulevard Traffic Shift Saturday Night in Pittsburgh

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a new traffic configuration will occur on Route 380 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Saturday night, July 11 weather permitting.

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, all traffic between North Craig Street and approximately Herron Avenue will be shifted into the eastbound lanes. A single-lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction of the eastbound lanes as crews conduct roadway reconstruction in the westbound lanes. This traffic configuration will be in place through late August. At that time, all traffic will be shifted into the newly constructed westbound lanes, so eastbound reconstruction can begin.

Additionally, on Saturday, July 11, a long-term single-lane closure will occur in both directions on the structure that carries Route 380 Baum Boulevard over the Neville Street ramp to the PAT busway in between Morewood Avenue and North Craig Street to continue structural steel work activities. This long-term restriction will be in effect through December.

This $12.24 million roadway reconstruction project of Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/Bigelow Boulevard), between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue, includes full depth reconstruction from the eastbound off-ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. Additional work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge. The overall project will conclude in August of 2016.

The project will conclude in August of 2016. Work occurring next year includes the deck replacement of the Baum Boulevard bridge and the milling and resurfacing of Baum Boulevard between the bridge and Morewood Avenue.

Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

To help keep motorists informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 380 Bigelow-Baum” in the subject line.

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

 

June 29, 2015 – PennDOT Traffic Advisory

Roadway reconstruction work will occur on Route 380 (Baum Boulevard/North Craig Street/Bigelow Boulevard) between Morewood Avenue and Herron Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh. The project includes full depth reconstruction from the Bigelow Boulevard eastbound off-ramp to the Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT Busway. Additionally, reconstruction of the Baum Avenue bridge deck and milling and resurfacing of Baum Avenue from the bridge to Morewood Avenue will occur. Other work includes reconstruction of ADA curb cut ramps, traffic signal upgrades and pavement reconstruction at the Bloomfield Bridge.

Beginning at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30 the ramp from eastbound (outbound) Bigelow Boulevard to the Bloomfield Bridge will close to traffic for 44 consecutive days for roadway reconstruction. Traffic will be detoured.

Posted detour

  • Motorists will continue eastbound on Bigelow Boulevard past the ramp
  • Continue straight onto North Craig Street
  • Turn left onto Baum Boulevard
  • Follow Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue and follow to the Bloomfield Bridge
  • End detour

Single-lane restrictions for structural steel work will begin at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30 on the Baum Avenue Bridge over the PAT busway. Long-term single-lane closures on the bridge will be implemented at a later date.

Roadway reconstruction work will begin tentatively on July 8 on Bigelow Boulevard between North Craig Street and approximately Herron Avenue. All traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes. A single lane will be maintained in each direction in the eastbound lanes as crews begin work in the westbound lanes. Reconstruction work will continue through late August. Once the work is complete, all traffic will be shifted into the newly constructed westbound lanes so the eastbound reconstruction can begin.

Additional work in 2015 that is currently unscheduled includes:

  • Roadway reconstruction of North Craig Street between Bigelow Boulevard and the Baum Avenue Bridge. A 91 day closure will be required.
  • Multiple weekend closure of Blessing Street for roadway reconstruction.
  • Reconstruction work on the Bloomfield Bridge ramps at Bigelow Boulevard. Two separate long-term ramp closures will occur.

The project will conclude in August of 2016. Work occurring next year includes the deck replacement of the Baum Boulevard bridge and the milling and resurfacing of Baum Boulevard between the bridge and Morewood Avenue.

 

June 23, 2015 Public Meeting Notice – SR400, Section A38 – Baum Boulevard between Finland Street and Morewood Avenue, Reconstruction Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 11-0, invites the public to attend a public display of plan for the reconstruction of SR 0400, Section A38, Baum Boulevard between Findland Street and Morewood Avenue.

The project, located in the City of Pittsburgh, Allgeheny County, PA includes full depth reconstruction from the Eastbound off-ramp to Bloomfield Bridge to the Baum Avenue Bridge over the Port Authority of Allegheny County Busway, reconstruction of the bridge deck and mill and overlay of Baum Boulevard from the bridge to Morewood Avenue. It also includes reconstruction of ADA sidewalk ramps and traffic signal upgrades within the project limits and reconstruction of the pavement of the underpass ramp to the Bloomfield Bridge.

The purpose of the public meeting is to present the construction schedule and traffic patterns during construction.

In keeping with Federal, State and local policies concerning public participation in planning and developing transportation projects, the public is encouraged to attend this public meeting:

  • LOCATION: Courtyard Marriott, 5308 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
  • TIME: 7pm-9pm

A brief presentation will be given followed by an open house format. PennDOT and their representatives will be available for discussion and to answer questions. Everyone who is interested in the project is invited to attend anytime during the above meeting hours.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT of 1990 (ADA), the meeting has been scheduled at a facility that is accessible to individuals who have disabilities. Any person having special needs or require special aids is requested to contact Mr. Doug Seeley, Project Manager at (412) 429-4883 prior to the meeting so that special accommodations can be made.

 

Bigelow/Baum Boulevard Reconstruction Project Partners

Have a Question?

Project information will be posted to this website as it becomes available, so be sure to bookmark this page and return often for the latest, up-to-date information. If you have specific questions regarding the project (detour information, construction timeline, etc.) please contact:

  • Oakland Transportation Management Association, (412) 687-4505
  • Click on Contact at www.otma-pgh.org, to ask a general question

Public Meeting Materials

Download the Project Location Map
» Download the Project Location Map
» Download the Public Meeting Handout
» Download the Phase 1 Diagram
» Download the Phase 2 Diagram
» Download the Phase 3 Diagram
» Download the Phase 4 Diagram

 

Project Stakeholders

Owner:
PennDOT Engineering District 11-0

Design:
PennDOT Engineering District 11-0

Contractor:
Swank Construction Company, LLC, Gibson Thomas Engineering Co., Inc.

Inspection:
PennDOT Engineering District 11-0 and Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT)

Public Outreach: OTMA

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