Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Closures of East Busway, Wabash Tunnel This Week Due to Filming

Multiple detours and temporary closures will take place this week within the Port Authority system due to filming of The Dark Knight Rises.

The Wabash Tunnel will be closed all day Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11 due to filming in the area. The closure does not affect Port Authority service, but motorists who use the tunnel should plan alternate routing.

Also on Thursday, numerous bus routes will detour due to a partial closure of the East Busway between 26th Street in the Strip District and the busway's Downtown entrance near Liberty Avenue and Grant Street. The closure will be in effect from start of service through approximately 3 p.m. During the detour, East Busway routes will not serve Penn Station; temporary stops will be on Liberty Avenue in front of the Greyhound Station (inbound) and Amtrak Station (outbound). The busway is expected to reopen in time for the afternoon rush.

Additionally, station annunciators will be silenced at Steel Plaza and light rail vehicle annunciators will be silenced at Wood Street and Steel Plaza on Thursday due to nearby filming. This will be in effect from start of service until approximately 7 p.m., or when filming finishes. Production representatives and Port Authority staff will be on hand to assist visually-impaired riders.

Many other bus routes will also be detoured due to filming throughout Downtown this week. Details on these detours as well as the busway and Wabash Tunnel closures are available on our website.

Even if their bus route is not detoured, riders should expect delays throughout the week due to filming-related traffic controls and changes in traffic patterns.

For more information, visit http://www.portauthority.org/ or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or for TTY, 412-231-7007.