University of Pittsburgh
August 11, 2008

Pitt Issues Traffic Alert for Student Return Aug. 19-22

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

PITTSBURGH-The expected influx of University of Pittsburgh students returning to the Pittsburgh campus residence halls from Aug. 19 through 22 has prompted Pitt's Department of Parking and Transportation to issue the following traffic advisory.

Bigelow Boulevard will be closed between Forbes and Fifth Avenues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 20-22. (Port Authority Route 54C will not service the Carnegie Museum bus stop on Forbes Avenue and the South Craig Street stop while Bigelow Boulevard is closed.)

Lothrop Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 19-21, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.

University Place will be closed between Fifth Avenue and O'Hara Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 20-22. University Police will be stationed at University Place to assist in traffic control. Individuals parking in Soldiers and Sailors Garage will be able to exit onto University Place, but will be required to turn right toward O'Hara Street.

University Drive B (from Allequippa Street to University Drive) will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 19-22. Because traffic on Allequippa Street is expected to be heavier than normal, Pitt Police will be stationed at Allequippa Street and University Drive to assist in traffic control.

From Tuesday through Saturday, Aug. 19-23, parking on Ruskin Avenue will be restricted to individuals moving into Ruskin Hall.

Schenley Quadrangle, which is accessible from Fifth Avenue, will be closed to all vehicles from Friday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 24.

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, heavier traffic is expected near the University as a result of Freshman Convocation, which will be held at 3 p.m. in the Petersen Events Center. Pitt Police will be stationed at key intersections to assist in traffic control.

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