University of Pittsburgh
August 13, 2014

University of Pittsburgh Issues Traffic Alert for Students’ Return Aug. 18-24, 2014

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

John Fedele

412-624-4148

Cell: 412-225-6384

PITTSBURGH—The influx of students who will be returning to campus residence halls between Aug. 18 and 24 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 during these days.

Bigelow Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic between Forbes and Fifth Avenues from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18; from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19; from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20; and from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21. In addition, Bigelow will close at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

Lothrop Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20-22.

University Place will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18; from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19; from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20; and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22.

The Schenley Quadrangle, which is accessible from Fifth Avenue, will be closed to all vehicular traffic Aug. 15-24.

Ruskin Avenue will experience heavy traffic Aug. 20-22, and parking meters on Ruskin Avenue will be restricted to individuals moving into Ruskin Hall.

Allequippa Street will experience heavy traffic during this period as well, and Pitt Police will be stationed at the corner of Allequippa Street and University Drive to direct traffic.

Heavy traffic around Pitt’s campus is expected on Aug. 20 as a result of Freshman Convocation at the Petersen Events Center at 3 p.m.

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