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Halket Street Paving Saturday in Oakland


Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing milling and paving operations on Halket Street in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Saturday, November 9 weather permitting. 

Intermittent closures of Halket Street between Fifth Avenue and Forbes Avenue will occur according to the following schedule: 

  • Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Closures for milling operations

  • Saturday noon to 3 p.m. – Closures for paving operations

Motorists from Fifth Avenue will use Craft Avenue to Forbes Avenue to Halket Street as the detour.  Motorists from Forbes Avenue will use McKee Place to Fifth Avenue back to Halket Street as the detour.

Additionally, intermittent closures will occur on Halket Street between Forbes Avenue and the Boulevard of the Allies.

The work is part of the $10.19 million Forbes Avenue improvement project.

More information can be found on the Oakland Transportation Management Association website at

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Forbes Avenue traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Forbes Avenue” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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