University of Pittsburgh
August 14, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Issues Traffic Alert for Students’ Return August 21 – 24, 2012

Parts of Bigelow Boulevard, Lothrop Street, University Place, University Drive B, and Schenley Quadrangle to be closed
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The influx of students who will be returning to campus residence halls between Aug. 21 and 24, 2012, has prompted the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Parking and Transportation Services to issue the following traffic advisory.

Forbes and Fifth Avenues in Oakland will experience heavy traffic Aug. 21-26.

Bigelow Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic between Forbes and Fifth Avenues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and 22 and from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

Lothrop Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Fifth Avenue and Victoria Way from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 21-23 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24.

University Drive B will be closed to vehicular traffic between Allequippa Street and University Drive A from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 21-24. Allequippa Street will experience heavy traffic during student move-in days. University of Pittsburgh Police will be stationed at Allequippa Street and University Drive B to assist with traffic control.

Ruskin Avenue will experience heavy traffic Aug. 21-24, and parking meters on Ruskin Avenue will be restricted to individuals moving into Ruskin Hall.

The Schenley Quadrangle, which is accessible from Fifth Avenue, will be closed to all vehicular traffic August 17-26. 

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