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rickmastfan67:
Just thought that we needed a thread on this subject, as it's a pretty big project here in the Pittsburgh area.

http://www.pgh-sea.com/LHR-i579cap.htm
http://i-579captiger.com/

Starting on evening of September 6th, the I-579 NB ramp to 7th Avenue ramp will be closing for 2 years.  This is the 'left' exit as seen here.


--- Quote ---As part of the I-579 “Cap” Urban Connector project, the ramp from northbound I-579 to 7th Avenue will close to traffic at approximately 8 p.m. Friday, September 6 for 700 consecutive days through August 6, 2021. Crews will place concrete barriers at the ramp, southbound I-579 will be shifted into two 11-foot wide lanes, and line painting operations will occur through Saturday morning. Approximately 2,250 vehicles use the ramp each day.
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At least the 'right exit ramp' for PPG Arena/Centre Avenue is going to stay open.

silverback1065:
i think pittsburgh has the worst urban freeways in america from a design aspect. 

Gnutella:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on September 02, 2019, 11:26:43 AM ---i think pittsburgh has the worst urban freeways in america from a design aspect. 

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That's because most of them predate the Interstate Highway System, and properly upgrading them would be insanely expensive for a list of reasons, both obvious and not so obvious.

The Ghostbuster:
The cap seems like a good idea. Are there any other freeway segments in the Pittsburgh area where a similar cap could possibly be constructed?

Bitmapped:

--- Quote from: The Ghostbuster on September 03, 2019, 02:28:42 PM ---The cap seems like a good idea. Are there any other freeway segments in the Pittsburgh area where a similar cap could possibly be constructed?

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Over the bathtub section of I-376 westbound and the 10th Street Bypass, but I don't know there's a lot of development potential for those locations.

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