Friday, May 27, 2011

Two Major Festivals Impact Road and Garage Access in Pittsburgh


Media Contact: Veronica Corpuz, 412-471-6082

Road closures announced for two major festivals next week

Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will host two of the city’s biggest events this summer: the 52nd annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (June 3-12) and the first annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (June 3-5).

For the safety of our guests and participants of the Arts Festival, the following street closures will occur around Point State Park and western edge of the Cultural District:

From 10:00am on May 31 through 10:00pm on June 14, two lanes of Commonwealth Place between Penn Avenue Extension and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard, adjacent to Point State Park, will be closed.

Traffic will continue to flow in both directions in the remaining two lanes of Commonwealth closest to the Wyndham Grand Hotel.

From 6pm - 12am on Thursday, June 2, and 8pm – 12am on June 5, 7, 9 and 12, the following temporary closures will be in effect:

Two lanes of Penn Avenue Extension outbound will be between Stanwix Street and Commonwealth Place.

All lanes of Liberty Avenue Extension inbound from the entrance to Gateway Center Parking Garage to Stanwix Street

Parking meters and curbside lanes along Commonwealth Place between Ft. Pitt Boulevard and Liberty Avenue.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2011, the following road closures will be taking place in the upper Penn-Liberty corridor of the Cultural District at 7am – 12am on Saturday, June 4, 2011:

Penn Avenue from Courtyard Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown to 9th Street

9th Street between Liberty Avenue and Penn Avenue

Liberty Avenue from 10th Street to Smithfield Street

Garrison Way from between French Street and Exchange Way

Exchange Way from Garrison Way to 9th Street

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 9th and Penn Parking lot on June 4, 2011.

All of the above closures are in addition to street closures for Port Authority construction, Fifth Avenue Place construction, Pittsburgh Pirates home games, Pride in the Streets and PrideFest.

For more information on the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, visit To learn more about the highlights of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, visit

For information on Port Authority bus stops that may be affected by these or other 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

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