Friday, May 13, 2011

Marathon-related detours for May 14 & 15

Approximately 50 Port Authority bus routes will be detoured with temporary stop changes during the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Detours will affect routes throughout various city neighborhoods, including Downtown, the North Side, Oakland, West End, South Side and East End.

In Downtown, most affected bus routes will be rerouted to serve stops near the Steel Plaza T station. Most South Hills bus routes, however, will terminate at South Hills Junction where riders may transfer to the T for free. Additionally, routes normally serving both Squirrel Hill and Oakland will not serve Oakland during the marathon, but a free shuttle will transport riders between the two neighborhoods.

Full details on detours and stop changes are now available on Port Authority's website and will be available in brochure form later this week. Temporary signs will not be posted, so riders should be sure to check detour information before traveling and contact Customer Service with any questions.

Detours will begin with start of service Sunday and are expected to last until the end of the marathon, approximately 2 pm. All routes will remain on detour until this time regardless of local street reopenings. During the marathon, riders should anticipate delays and allow for extra time when traveling.

Less extensive detours will be in effect on Saturday, May 14, for other marathon-related events. These detours will be limited to the North Side and parts of Downtown and are detailed in a separate brochure.

To view Saturday's detours, click here (link opens PDF).

To view Sunday's marathon detours, click here (link opens PDF).

For assistance, contact Customer Service at (412) 442-2000 or the TTY number, (412) 231-7007 for the speech and hearing impaired.