Thursday, December 30, 2010

First Night Road Closures Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2010

Media Contact::
Lauren Bracey
(412) 471-3519



Friday, December 31, 2010

PITTSBURGH, PA: To have a safe and enjoyable environment for First Night® Pittsburgh 2011, the following road closures will take place at 10 am on Friday, December 31, 2010, unless otherwise noted:

Penn Avenue from Stanwix Street up until, but not including, Tenth Street.

Stanwix Street from Liberty Avenue to Penn Avenue (parking garage is still accessible from Ft Duquesne Blvd.).

Sixth Street will remain OPEN with the exception from 8:00pm-8:45pm for the First Night Parade. EQT parking garage and 6th/Penn Parking garage MUST be entered and exited via 6th Street ONLY. Garages not accessible from 4pm-1am.

Fifth Avenue Extension from Fifth Avenue Place to Fort Duquesne Boulevard for parking garage access only.

Seventh Street from Liberty Avenue to the entrance of Theatre Square Parking Garage for parking garage access only.

Eighth Street from Liberty Avenue (Tito Way) to the entrance to the 8th and Penn parking lots for parking lot access only.

Ninth Street from Liberty Avenue to the Ninth and Penn Garage for parking garage access only.

All alleys leading into the footprint from Penn Avenue, Liberty Avenue, 6-10th Streets.

Seventh Street Bridge (will be closed from 10am until 10pm).

The streets will re-open at 1am unless otherwise noted.

Please note the following:

Access to all Pittsburgh Parking Authority Garages and all parking garages noted above will be open and will not be impeded by the road closures, with exception of the 6th and Penn Parking Garage which will be closed after 3:00pm for the safety of all First Night and Cultural District patrons.

For information on Port Authority bus stops that may be affected by the road closures, please call the Port Authority Customer Service center at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number 412-231-7007, for the speech and hearing impaired, or visit

Visit for more information and a schedule of event or call 412-456-6666.

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