Comcast Light Up Night® Road Closures
Comcast Light Up Night® will occur on Friday, November 16, 2018. As a result a variety of road closures are necessary. Please find closures based off of times below:
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. closures
- Northbound Stanwix Street from Liberty Avenue to the entrance to the Ft Duquesne Parking Garage.
- Fort Duquesne Boulevard Eastbound from 6th Street to 9th Street
- Seventh Street and Eighth Street from Fort Duquesne Boulevard to Penn Avenue. Parking lot and garage access will remain open to and from Penn Avenue only.
- Penn Avenue from 5th Street/Cecil/CLO Way to Liberty Avenue Extension.
- Andy Warhol Bridge
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. closures
- Fort Duquesne Boulevard, both directions between 6th Street and 9th Street. Clemente and Carson Bridges to remain open.
- Penn Avenue from Stanwix Street to Dollar Bank at Gateway Center Three.
4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. closures
- Market Square, Market Street, Graeme, and lower Forbes Avenue. Upper Forbes will remain open through Macmasters Way for local traffic only.
- 4th Avenue from Stanwix Street to Wood (will reopen at 9:00 p.m.)
6:00 p.m. – 12:0 a.m. closures
- Stanwix Street, both directions, from Liberty Avenue to the entrance of the Ft Duquesne Parking Garage.
Access to and from the Goodyear, 8th St and Penn Ave Parking lots and the Theater Square Parking Garage will be from Penn Avenue only. No access from Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
The Clemente Bridge will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles during the fireworks (approximately 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
Have you considered how you’ll be getting Downtown this year? Since Comcast Light Up Night® is one of Pittsburgh’s biggest annual holiday events attracting people from across the Pittsburgh region, there will be a significant amount of traffic on the roads and highways as you head into the city.
If you’re coming from a surrounding county and public transportation isn’t a viable option, talk to your neighbors about carpooling into the city together and collectively cutting down on parking and gas costs by sharing the burden (hint: rather than circling the block over and over, download the ParkPGH app ahead of time to find real-time information on how full each garage is.)
For people coming into Downtown from other surrounding neighborhoods or across Allegheny County, consider taking advantage of these alternative mobility options available across the city, rather than driving by yourself. You will ultimately help to reduce your frustration ahead of the fun times!
- Port Authority not only offers public transportation via local bus routes, but also has two active inclines, north-south light rail service (the T), and three busways, with park and ride lots conveniently located at each station. Hint: if you’re coming from a North Side neighborhood, consider ditching your car and hopping on the T to quickly and easily get Downtown in a matter of minutes, minus the hassle of paying for and finding parking.
- Pittsburgh’s Healthy Ride Bike Share System is a convenient and fun option for completing short trips. With over 170 health ride stations across the City of Pittsburgh, many stations are concentrated around the core of the city and as well, there are a number of places to pick up and drop off your bikes Downtown, including a location near Market Square. It’s also low cost!
- Finally, if you’re coming from an adjacent neighborhood (like Uptown, South Side, or the North Shore), never underestimate walking to Comcast Light Up Night® – this may also be a good way to get the blood flowing in the chillier weather and see that beautiful Downtown Pittsburgh view we all love!