You'll Need Your GPS This Weekend in Pittsburgh

Three big events will shut down more than a dozen streets in the downtown area. If you want to get from here to there, read this first.

Kenny Chesney Concert, Heinz Field, Saturday

From 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. the following streets will be closed:

  • Allegheny Avenue from Ridge Avenue to North Shore Drive
  • Casino Drive from Sproat Way to Allegheny Avenue
  • General Robinson Street from Federal Street to Art Rooney Avenue
  • Martindale Street from Merchant Street to Reedsdale Street
  • Mazeroski Way from Reedsdale Ave to North Shore Drive
  • Merchant Street from West Ohio Street to Martindale Street
  • North Shore Drive from Allegheny Avenue to Mazeroski Way
  • Tony Dorsett Way from North Shore Drive to Reedsdale Avenue

The following streets will remain closed throughout the day:

  • Art Rooney Avenue from Reedsdale Street to North Shore Drive
  • West General Robinson Street from Art Rooney Avenue to Tony Dorsett Way


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Open StreetsPGH, downtown-Lawrenceville, Sunday

Open StreetsPGH will shut down multiple streets beginning in Market Square and continuing down Market Street and Sixth Street to Penn Avenue. Penn Avenue will be closed from Sixth Street to Butler Street in Lawrenceville where the closure will continue to 47th Street.

There will be soft closures at the following intersections in downtown, which will allow vehicular traffic to cross the route with the assistance of volunteers:

  • Fifth Avenue at Market Street
  • Liberty Avenue at Sixth Street
  • Seventh, 10th and 11th streets at Penn Avenue

The road closures will begin at 7 a.m. and reopen at 1 p.m. Parked cars along the route will also need to be moved NO LATER than 3 a.m. on May 31. For a detailed map of road closures and soft openings, go here.


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Steel City Showdown Bike Race, various downtown locations, Sunday, May 31

Multiple bike races will occur on the North Shore and downtown on a closed, 0.8 mile loop. The Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) and Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) bridges, as well as portions of General Robinson and Fort Duquesne Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional closure information includes:

Fort Duquesne Boulevard from Sixth to Seventh streets is 100 percent closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Police will be located at the intersection of 1) Fort Duquesne & Sixth Street, as well as 2) Fort Duquesne Boulevard & Seventh Street. 
Police will assist drivers 1) taking a left from Sixth Street onto Fort Duquesne Boulevard, 2) taking a right onto Sixth Street from Fort Duquesne Boulevard, 3) taking a left from Fort Duquesne Boulevard onto Seventh Street and 4) taking a right turn from Seventh Street onto Fort Duquesne Boulevard.

For more details on this race, including the race route, please visit their site.

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