Traffic Notice: Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018, December 31, 2017, Cultural District

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

TRAFFIC NOTICE –
STREET CLOSURES & TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS FOR

HIGHMARK FIRST NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2018

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017 – MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018 | CULTURAL DISTRICT

PITTSBURGH— The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is working diligently to ensure that both residents and visitors can experience a safe and enjoyable environment for Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 that takes place on Sunday, December 31, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to Midnight, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, our city’s arts-focused New Year’s Eve celebration is produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment, we would like to make you aware of the following traffic and parking provisions.

Most major streets leading into and out of downtown’s Cultural District remain open to traffic before, during, and following the event. All Pittsburgh Parking Authority and other nearby parking garages remain open with one exception for the convenience of daytime commuters and event visitors later in the evening. Additional planning information is available for visitors at TrustArts.org/FirstNightPGH. Real-time parking availability can be referenced at www.ParkPGH.org

Please note the following exceptions, including street closures and one garage closure, in effect to help ensure a safe event.

All closures begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017 and reopen at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted:

Penn Avenue at Stanwix Street to midblock at 9th Street, will be closed for the duration of the event.

Sixth Street will be closed from 8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. for the Allegheny Health Network Ground Parade, but will otherwise remain open throughout the event.

10th Street will be closed from Fort Duquesne Boulevard to Penn Avenue for the duration of the Allegheny Health Network Ground Parade starting at 7:30 p.m.

Stanwix Street Northbound from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard will be closed at 10 am on Sunday, December 31, 2017 through 2 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018.

Stanwix Street Southbound from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard will be closed at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017 through 2:00 a.m. on Monday, January 1st, 2018.

11 Stanwix Street Garage, operated by Alco Parking Corporation, can only be accessed from the garage’s Fort Duquesne Boulevard entrance.

EQT Plaza garage will be closed and inaccessible from Noon on Sunday, December 31, 2017 through 2:00 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018.

Sixth & Penn Garage located at 542 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 will be closed and inaccessible from Noon on Sunday, December 31, 2017 through 2:00 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018.

Fifth Avenue Extension will be closed from Fifth Avenue Place to Fort Duquesne Boulevard. (Fifth Avenue Place Parking garage is still accessible from Liberty Avenue.)

Seventh Street will be closed from Liberty Avenue to the entrance of Theatre Square Parking Garage. (Parking garage access only accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard).

Maddock Place will be closed from Penn Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard.

Eighth Street will be closed from Liberty Avenue (Tito Way) to Ft Duquesne Boulevard (parking lot access only accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard).

Ninth Street will be closed from Liberty Avenue to the Ninth and Penn Garage (parking garage access only accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard).

Garrison Place will be closed from Exchange Way to French Way (parking lot access only accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard).

Exchange Way will be closed from Garrison Place to 8th Street (parking access only accessible from 10th Street).

All alleys leading into the footprint from Penn Avenue, Liberty Avenue, 6-10th Streets, including, Cecil CLO Academy Way, Barkers Place, Scott Place and French Way.

Transportation
Uber/Pittsburgh transportation drop off and pick up points will be available at the following locations in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District on Sunday, December 31, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018.  www.uber.com/cities/pittsburgh

Corner of Liberty Avenue at Stanwix Street

Corner of Liberty Avenue at 6th Street

Corner of Liberty Avenue at Tito Way

Corner of Liberty Avenue at 10th Street

Corner of Fort Duquesne Boulevard at 6th Street

Corner of Fort Duquesne Boulevard at 9th Street

For information on Port Authority bus stops that may be affected by the street closures, please call the Port Authority Customer Service center at (412) 442-2000 or the TTY number (412) 231-7007, for the speech and hearing impaired, or visit PortAuthority.org.

Road Closures Contact-Highmark First Night Pittsburgh
Please email Cory Cope, Director of Operations, Flyspace Productions, at cory@flyspaceproductions.com with any questions or concerns or to schedule a delivery into the closed footprint.

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh
Culminating with the city’s Countdown to Midnight and raising of the Future of Pittsburgh Ball, the six-hour celebration sprawls downtown’s renowned 14-block Cultural District — inside theaters, galleries, and unique spaces and along city streets on outdoor performance stages. Acclaimed national artists and Pittsburgh’s vibrant artist community ring in the New Year for revelers with live music, dance, theater, visual arts, comedy, magic, kids’ activities, and a signature parade along with two Zambelli Fireworks displays at 6 pm and midnight. Admission Button prices remain among the most affordable in the nation: $10 per person (kids 5 and under FREE).  For more information, call 412-456-666 or visit: www.TrustArts.org/FirstNightPGH

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.

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